Tennent’s National League Division 2
On Saturday 12th January Peebles RFC – sponsored by Stobo Health Spa – are once again at home when Highland RFC are the visitors to the Gytes for a Tennent’s National League 2 fixture. With the visitors lying in second spot in the table, Peebles will have to be at their best to defend their unbeaten Gytes record in the league thus far this season, but local fans can be sure that the coaches will have the squad well prepared. Kick off is at 3:00pm.
As usual the lady volunteers will be at the dressing room end of the ground with their soup, hot and cold drinks, and delicious home baking – much appreciated by home and visiting supporters alike.
Last Saturday Peebles RFC – sponsored by Stobo Health Spa – welcomed GHK as first foots to the Gytes for the replay of the match which was called off on Saturday 15th December.
The visitors looked dangerous and pressed Peebles back in the early stages but strong defence from the home side held them out. Peebles gradually took control and opened the scoring with a converted try for a 7 – 0 lead, soon to be doubled when a second score went in. With half time approaching the home side scored a third try to extend the lead to 19 – 0 but at this point lost a player to the bin and the visitors showed how dangerous they could be with a period of sustained pressure culminating in a converted try on the stroke of half time taking the score to 19 – 7.
In the second half – restored to their full compliment Peebles stretched away with a further 3 tries – 2 converted to take the score to 38 – 7 securing a full 5 point win.
Peebles Reds – sponsored by The Crown Hotel Peebles – are back in action on Saturday 12th January with Leith Rugby Club making a first foot visit to Hay Lodge Park for a Tennent’s Reserve League East 2 fixture. Reds will be hoping to retain their excellent pre-Christmas form to win this match and keep their position at the top end of the table. Kick off for Reds fans is at 2:00pm.
On Saturday 12th January the Colts have a home friendly fixture against Knox Academy from Haddington at Peebles High School – kick off is at 11:00am for Colts fans.
Last Saturday the Colts hosted Jed Thistle at Hay Lodge Park in a Borders Semi-Junior League match – unfortunately losing by 39 – 12.
Piranhas News - All squads back training this week as January really kicks in. Hay Lodge for the big ones and High School Gym for the soon to be big ones. Please remember to pop a pound in the pot at the High School and wherever you're playing dress appropriately. But that's a good rule for life.
Club Business & Events
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.
Carvery – on Sunday 20th January the Carvery is back in the Eastgate Clubrooms 3 courses for £16 – kids menu available – contact Jim Currie on 07742 919694 or Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 to book.
Family Quiz – the Eastgate Clubrooms is the venue for a family quiz in support of Peebles Ex-Serviceman’s Pipe Band. The quiz will be held on Friday January 25th 7 for 7:30pm start. Teams of 4 or 5 are invited – maximum 2 adults per team – entry fee £10. Raffle – all proceeds from the night go to support the band. For more info and team reservation contact Rob Knox on 07769 971620.
Burns Supper – the annual club Burns Supper will be held in the Eastgate Clubrooms on Sunday 27th January at 5pm – cost is £12 – contact Jim Currie on 07742 919694 or Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 to book.
Updated 09:32 - 16 Jan 2019 by BEN GLASGOW