FOLLOWING their crushing victory over Stewart’s Melville the previous week Peebles struggled against a very motivated Boroughmuir team.
Peebles coach and former Muir man Peter Wright said: “Boroughmuir were very physical, particularly around the breakdown, and took all the chances they had.”
Boroughmuir set the tone from the off, David Reekie, kicking the first three points. Peebles stuck to the task though and equalised just minutes later through a Greg Raeburn penalty.
Playing at a fast and furious pace Muir replied almost immediately with a try by Will Kay, Reekie added the extra points and once again the hosts responded with a Raeburn penalty to close the gap.
Excellent teamwork provided the base for Boroughmuir’s next try which was well taken by Alex Cox.
A third Raeburn penalty kept Peebles in touch though.
Again the visitors replied with an unconverted try by Jordan Edmunds to make the half-time score 20-9 .
Five minutes after the restart, effective footwork from the Peebles backs led to an unconverted try by Calum Scott.
A quick double try score from Muir however put the game out of sight. Kay and Cox both touched down with Reekie converting both. Another unconverted try, from Craig Marshall completed the scoring for the visitors.
Credit to Peebles who continued to play right up to the end with Donald Anderson getting a final touch down after a fine line-break by Neil Hogarth. Raeburn added the extra points.