Stirling County surged to the top of Premier B at Bridgehaugh with a 32-12 win over Edinburgh Accies in the only league match to beat the weather.
Stirling County 20 - 14 Melrose: Melrose garner unexpected bonus and find themselves top of the pile
This game was supposed to be all about Stirling County and their last-ditch attempt to snatch a place in the top eight for the second half of the season under the new format while Melrose, already safely embedded in the elite, had only the slightly mundane motivation of staying up at the top alongside pace-making leaders Ayr and Glasgow Hawks.
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CRAIG Thomson will be excused a sigh of relief when he pulls into the car park at Forthbank Stadium tomorrow. The referee who has gradually established himself as one of the best in Scotland will never have been so relieved to find himself in charge of a First Division fixture, at the modest home of Stirling Albion, against the soothing backdrop of the Ochil Hills.
Stirling took maximum points from a game they should have won well but ended up just shading.
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Stirling County's first home win back in Premier One turned into a rout as their big runners caused havoc for a depleted Selkirk outfit at sunny Bridgehaugh.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
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