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Defeat of Heriot’s edges Melrose towards league and cup double

Melrose took a step towards a league and cup double with an emphatic victory at The Greenyards to leave cup holders Heriot’s clinging only to a possible top-four place.

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Michael Liness of Heriots opens the scoring with a try but then Melrose took command.  Photograph: Ross Parker/SRU/SNS

Melrose 29 - 12 Heriot’s: Greenyards men through to cup semi

It might be unwanted pressure for the Greenyards men but Melrose have set themselves up for a league and cup double this season.

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Heriot's Tom Wilson ran in for a try.
 Picture: Greg Macvean

Stirling County 13 - 29 Heriot’s: Visitors have the muscle

It might be the fag end of the season but there was still plenty at stake in what County president John Wright anticipated as a “spicy encounter” in his match programme comments.

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Melroses Sam Pecqueur fumbles the ball under pressure during a tight game at Goldenacre. Picture: Greg Macvean.

Tackles and turnovers take points for Melrose against Heriot’s

Melrose found a way to win in a game played in atrocious conditions where stamina was the necessary quality demanded of players, not skill.

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Melroses Sam Pecqueur evades the clutches of Tom Wilson as the visitors edged it.  Photograph: Greg Macvean

Heriot’s 5 - 8 Melrose: Result turns on late red card

League leaders Melrose gained revenge for last October’s defeat at the hands of defending champions Heriot’s and continue their stately progress towards this season’s end.

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Charlie Simpson was on form for Heriots. Picture:  Neil Hanna

Gala 0 - 26 Heriot’s: Charlie Simpson scores a double

Heriot’s outplayed Gala after a fairly even first half to grab the points with two tries from Charlie Simpson to leave Gala still propping up the Premiership.

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Heriot's Struan Cessford crashed over from close range

Heriot’s 25 - 17 Currie: Fourth home victory in a row

Title-holders Heriot’s seized the initiative in the race for BT Premiership play-off spot when they saw off a determined Currie side in a hard-fought contest at Goldenacre.

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Martin Hughes of Heriot's is tackled by Rory Drummond of the Co-Optimists at 
Goldenacre. 
Picture: Neil Hanna

Heriot’s and Co-Optimists share 14 tries in attacking feast

Heriot’s and select side the Co-Optimists played out an entertaining draw in a friendly at Goldenacre yesterday, sharing 14 tries.

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Kerr Gossman scored his 11th try of the season

Glasgow Hawks 19 -14 Heriot’s: Hawks close on play-off place

On the back of some ferocious forward play, Hawks overcame a spirited Heriot’s to win a scrappy Old Anniesland encounter, and maintain third place in the battle for the end-of-season play-offs.

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Boroughmuir players come off the pitch dejected after the defeat

Heriot’s 23 - 17 Boroughmuir: Capital derby a close call

Heriot’s took the honours in a keenly contested Edinburgh derby between two sides desperate for a win. Ultimately, the champions owed the win that keeps them in the play-off places to the fact that they made fewer errors at key moments.

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Darcy Graham showed his class to earn a draw

Hawick 15 - 15 Heriot’s: Darcy Graham great for Greens

Relegation-threatened Hawick showed why they deserve to remain in the BT Premiership by holding the defending champions Heriot’s to a draw at Mansfield Park in a match that revived memories of the long-running rivalry between these two sides.

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Heriot'sTom Wilson bursts through. Picture: Greg Macvean

Heriot’s 15 - 43 Emerging Italy XV: Italians do double

Heriot’s battled gamely but were ultimately outgunned by a powerful Emerging Italy side packed with full-time players, some with full international experience, in yesterday’s second leg of the Scottish-Italian Challenge.

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Ayr's Frazier Climo was on form with the boot. Picture: SNS

Ayr 30 - 14 Heriot’s: Millbrae men get their revenge

This was payback for Ayr; the manner in which they were beaten by Heriot’s in last season’s Premiership play-off final has rankled ever since. And the Millbrae men certainly showed the right stuff to have their revenge.

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Watsionian Euan Dodds and Heriots hat trick hero Russell Nimmo. Picture:

 Neil Hanna

Heriot’s 58 - 15 Watsonians: Home side too hot to handle

Heriot’s lost the season opener to the same opposition but duly got revenge in a hopelessly one-sided game at Goldenacre. A very decent crowd were well entertained by a match that had something for everyone; 13 tries, coaching controversy, a slew of injuries – everything with the exception of a genuine contest. Thank goodness Heriots were awry with the boot or this could have gotten really ugly.

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Murray McCallum scored a try then hurried to Murrayfield

Heriot’s 29 - 15 Stirling County: Big day for Murray McCallum

Heriot’s chalked up a third successive win and stepped up the defence of their title with an impressive performance that yielded all five league points.

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Harry Boisseau finished off Heriots pressure to leave the visitors trailing 14-8 at the break. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Melrose 17 v 21 Heriot’s: Heriot’s hold out for victory

By alan lorimer

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Struan Dewar scored at the end of the first quarter

Heriot’s 38 - 19 Gala: Andrew Simmers blows red hot at home

Andrew Simmers led the charge for Heriot’s, bagging 23 points as Gala were comprehensively dumped.

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Alex Hagart was on form with the boot

Currie 38 - 15 Heriot’s: Double bonus for Currie

Currie bounced back from a series of disappointing results to post a stylish win over defending champions Heriot’s and move away from the foot of the table.

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George Horne kicked two penalties, a conversion and scored a try

Heriot’s 19 - 30 Glasgow Hawks: Horne on song

Two tries in the space of three minutes after half-time helped Glasgow Hawks defeat Heriot’s at Goldenacre.

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Rory Carmichael of Heriot's. Picture: John Devlin

Heriot’s 53 - 10 Hawick: Heriot’s back to winning ways

Both sides went into the game three with real concerns, Heriot’s third bottom with a mere two points while Hawick were at the bottom with none.

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