Jed needing a 5 point win to keep up their League title challenge; Gala playing for pride – and by full time both successful, albeit even the opposition remarked that the score didn’t reflect the match and the least we deserved was a losing bonus point.
A malfunction lineout did not help the maroon cause, although partly offset by a strong scrummaging display Ten minutes before any score, and Jed on the board first with a Mitchell try following a penalty tap-and-go; conversion Scott 0-7 Coming up the half hour, Jed 6 Wardrobe manages to drop the ball at the Gala try line enabling Gala to clear their lines. First half ended with a Gregor Hunter penalty 5 minutes into injury time for 3-7
Second half Gala 1XV debut for Steven Patterson – Congratulations
Strong restart and penalty Gregor Hunter 6-7 Referee Wells had a chat with the Jed dugout following call from AR Possibly the main turning point followed with penalty to Gala reversed and yellow card to Chris Weir then unconverted try to Jed 17 Ferreira 6-12 Unsuccessful Hunter penalty on 61, followed by two unconverted Jed tries in five minutes for the BP – 15 Young & 10 Scott 6-22 Two Yellow cards to Jed in the final ¼ hour didn’t hurt, 5 Law on 73 and 2 Mackay on 81 interspersed by penalty for Jed 19 Yourston 6-25 Controversy at end which resulted in the Mackay yellow after three scrum penalties, then a fourth but no penalty try and then a Gala mistake for Jed to clear their lines 84 minutes
Full time Result: GalaRFC 6 - 25 Jed-Forest RFC