Ally wins Warnock battle

Peebles 6

Boroughmuir 37

PREMIER CUP POOL H

STUART PATON reports from the Gytes

THE sun shone at the Gytes on Saturday, but not on Peebles.

The home side started off by giving away a penalty for holding on, which the evergreen Ally Warnock despatched with ease.

The Gytes crowd were soon in full voice, unhappy with a series of refereeing decisions, before ’Muir’s Jordan Webster touched down and Ally Warnock converted. Neil Warnock replied for the hosts, but Ally Warnock made it 13-3.

A sweet move by Peebles saw Donald Anderson providing Neil Hogarth with a great ball and ’Muir again infringed at the breakdown for Neil Warnock to cut the deficit to 6- 13.

The second half kicked off with yet more strange refereeing decisions, Boroughmuir taking the ball from an offside position and Peebles being penalised.

Peebles then lost their own line-out and the visitors put together a tremendous passage of play for Nick Fraser to nip in and score.

An Ally Warnock penalty, plus Malcolm Clapperton and Tomy Bury tries, completed the scoring for the city side.

Peebles: D. Anderson, M. Clyde, D. Clancy, D. McLean, N. Hogarth, Neil Warnock, D. Moore; A. Brown, R. McConnell, A. Clark, D. Harvey, M. Thomson, Alan Warnock, E. Jackson, D. Paton. Subs: G. Hogarth, D. Brown, S. Temita, M. Carryer and A. Moffat.