Kicking match won by Biggar

Peebles9

Biggar15

The dank morning had turned in to a glorious early autumnal afternoon at the Gytes on Saturday.

It was just a shame that the style of rugby did not live up to the promise given by the underfoot conditions.

Indeed, anyone watching could be forgiven for thinking this game was being played in the depths of winter, a very tight affair with both teams struggling to string many phases together, but it was a derby game after all.

All the points came from the boot, and Biggar’s Graham Hunter won that particular battle with a count of five penalties to three from Peebles stand-off Greg Raeburn.

Neither team really troubled the opposition’s red zone for any sustained periods, which left the way open for a fierce breakdown battle between the 22s, where the majority of penalties were won.

Peebles did finally seem to find the several gears that were lacking in the final five minutes of the half and sustained pressure almost led to a driven-over line-out, but they were held up, Biggar cleared their lines and the game slipped away from the Gytes men for the final time.