Tennent’s National League Division 2
On Saturday 8th December Peebles RFC – sponsored by Stobo Health Spa - are on the road when they travel up to East Lothian to play old rivals Preston Lodge at the Pennypit. Judging by past matches between the two sides this will be a tough encounter for the Gytes men with both sides now on equal match points in the table and only points differential separating them. Kick off is at 3:00pm for travelling fans. There may be some room on the team coach for travelling fans – departure 12:30pm.
Last Saturday Peebles RFC – sponsored by Stobo Health Spa - returned to the Gytes when Lasswade were the visitors for a Tennent’s National league 2 match. The home side winning by 34 – 7 to secure a try bonus victory which sees them climb to 4th in the table. After the match, in the Eastgate Clubrooms, Tricia O’Hara, accompanied by her daughter Hilary and her son Jeremy, presented a quaich in memory of stalwart Peebles fan and former Lasswade member John O’Hara who sadly passed away last year. The quaich, gifted by the Laureate Society, of which John was a founder member, will become a trophy for matches between the two clubs in future seasons, won in its inaugural year by Peebles.
On Saturday 8th December, Peebles Reds – sponsored by the Crown Hotel Peebles – are also on the road when they travel into the Capital to play Edinburgh Northern in a Tennent’s Reserve League East 2 fixture. Kick off for travelling fans is at 2:00pm.
Last Saturday the ‘Big One’ took place at Hay Lodge Park when Peebles Reds – sponsored by the Crown Hotel Peebles - were the hosts to Edinburgh Accies Blues in a top of the table clash in Tennent’s Reserve League East 2 league fixture which lived up to its billing with the match turning out to be a cracker, by all accounts - the Reds won by 36 – 22 to go top of the table. You can read the match report of this excellent win here.
On Friday 7th December the Colts welcome Kelso ‘Quins to Hay Lodge Park for a Borders Semi-Junior League fixture under the floodlights – kick off is at 7:30pm for Colts fans.
Last Wednesday evening the Colts played host to Melrose Wasps in a Border Semi Junior league match under the Hay Lodge Park floodlights – unfortunately losing a tight match by 26 – 22.
On Saturday 8th December the Peebles Under 16 squad makes the journey down to Duns for a friendly fixture – kick off is at 11:30 for travelling fans.
Members’ Meeting - The next members’ meeting will be held in the Eastgate Clubrooms on Monday 17th December at 7:00pm. Members having subjects to raise at the meeting should contact the secretary by email on firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 14th December. Please note that in an attempt to reduce the amount of paper used any member requiring a copy of the agenda & minutes etc should contact email@example.com who will then forward a copy.
Memberships – Members are reminded that subscriptions are now very overdue for those who are yet to pay – payment methods can be found on the club website or the club noticeboard.
Staff Wanted - Bar staff wanted - mostly weekend work just when needed. Also the club is looking for a couple of kitchen people again mostly weekend work and just when needed. Contact Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 for more details.
Curry Night - this Friday, December 7th is Curry Night from 5:30pm – 7:30pm - £10 (£8 for pensioners.)
Edinburgh v Newcastle Falcons - On Friday December 7th the club is running a trip into Edinburgh to take in the Edinburgh v Newcastle Champions Cup match. It is intended that those going on the trip meet at the Eastgate clubrooms at 5:00pm.
Colts Coffee Morning - Tomorrow the Colts are running a coffee morning in the Eastgate Clubrooms from 10:00am till 12 noon – usual stalls £1.00 entry.
Updated 09:38 - 12 Dec 2018 by BEN GLASGOW