Gala Red Triangle beat Melrose to retain Matt Lochrie Memorial Cup

GALASHIELS, UNITED KINGDOM. - 03/05/13: 'Matt Lochrie Memorial Rugby'Gala Red Triangle v Melrose u16'Final Score 27-10'Mixed team pic after full time''(Photo by  Rob Gray / Freelance / � 2013)

GALASHIELS, UNITED KINGDOM. - 03/05/13: 'Matt Lochrie Memorial Rugby'Gala Red Triangle v Melrose u16'Final Score 27-10'Mixed team pic after full time''(Photo by Rob Gray / Freelance / � 2013)

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Gala Red Triangle claimed the second Matt Lochrie Memorial Cup with a 27-10 over Melrose at Netherdale tonight.

Gala scored five tries through a Lachlan Johnston double, Ritchie Rutherford, Alexander Lyons and Aidan Turner, with one Johnston conversion.

Melrose’s two tries came from Ewan Runciman and Craig Jackson.

The cup remembers former Triangle player Matt Lochrie, who passed away last year at the age of 14.

Gala RT coach Lyall Purves said: “It was a very even game and a good chance for the guys to play on the main Netherdale pitch.

“It was an emotional occasion. A number of the squad played with Matt and this was their last chance to play in the game before stepping up to the next age group.”