Gala face win win situation in title bid

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WITH only two more games to play in the 2013/014 RBS Premiership Gala’s fate is in their own hands as they head towards Bridgehaugh Park this weekend, writes Fiona Scott.

Wins against Stirling this week and Ayr, at Netherdale, the following one would ensure them their first club championship since the 1982/83 season.

But, with Melrose, Heriot’s and Ayr waiting in the wings for someone to trip up, things certainly won’t be made easy for George Graham and his men in the coming weeks.

“We’ve got Stirling County away and their pitch is not going to be much better than the one at Hawick last week, and then we’ve got a massive game at home to Ayr,” said Gala skipper George Graham Jnr.

“We just have to make sure we keep getting the wins and not get distracted by what is going on elsewhere.”

For Melrose, however, ‘what is going on elsewhere’ will be key to their title bid.

“We must look forward to winning our last two league fixtures to give ourselves a chance should others slip up,” said president Mike Bleasdale.

See page 80 for the rest of the weekend fixtures.