Gala test the nerves

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There was no let up for Gala supporters last weekend as once again the Maroons were made to fight to the bitter end to maintain their pole position in the Premiership.

A hat-trick of tries from full back Ruaridh Young plus two conversions by Alex Glashan moved Accies into a 19-11 lead with half an hour to play. But Gala squared matters, entering into the final 15 minutes – Ruairi Howarth slotting a penalty and hooker Callum Mackintosh bulldozing his way over for a try.

And visiting supporters were rewarded for their patience when Rex Jeffries bagged a converted try to hand Gala the win with 10 minutes remaining.

Gala’s earlier points came from a Luke Pettie try and two penalties from Howarth.