Peebles punished in last quarter

Watsonians 44

Peebles 22

Three late tries meant newly-promoted Peebles started life in the National League with a heavy defeat against big-spending Watsonians.

Peebles led 13-3 after 24 minutes thanks to a Callum Scott try and Greg Raeburn’s boot, but touchdowns from Ewan Miller and Rory Steele took the Myreside team into the break 17-13 ahead.

Steel added another try but Raeburn’s kicking meant Peebles trailed 25-22 with 20 minutes left.

However, the hosts ran away in the last quarter.