Gala 57 - 0 Jed

Aug 25, 2014
Category: General
Report from Saturdays Booker Border League game.
Booker Border League
This was always going to be a tough first match of the season for Jed, the home team with two warm up matches under their belt put their visitors under pressure straight from kick off, however it was not until the 17th minute that Gala scored when the home pack drove over a line out near to Jed's try line. Gregor law was yellow carded a short time later and the home side took advantage of the extra man and scored two tries from  scrum half Graham and back row Cairns to lead 17 - 0 at half time.
The home pack started the second half strongly with a pushover try after 3 minutes and after 14 minutes were awarded a penalty try after the scrum collapsed as Gala went for another push over. The home team then made several changes to strengthen their side which resulted in Jed conceding 4 more tries before the final whistle making the final score 57 - 0 
Jed can take some positives from the game, Donald Grieve tackled fearlessly through out the game alongside new signing Meeke in the back row, there were also good debut performances from scrum half Richie, Harkness and Combe as well as promising debuts from young props Gibson and Lothian.
Jed now look forward to their first home game of the season when they play their Scottish cup game against Aberdeenshire next week where hopefully the home support will get behind the new look team.
Team Line up
15. M Chisholm, 14. G Walker,13. R Combe, 12. F Harkness, 11.D Gobby, 10.R Miller, 9. D Richie, 1. R Gibson, 2. S Raeburn, 3. G Slorance, 4. J Barrie, 5. G Law, 6. Don Grieve, 7. M Weekley (capt), 8. M Meek
All subs used
16. C Lothian, 17. D Batey, 18. J Hynd, 19. J Sudlow, 20. C Munro