Double helping of Borders derbies to round off 2017
With club rugby taking a festive rest this weekend, the main sporting spotlight falls on Lowland League football – weather permitting – with a pair of Borders derbies to bring the curtain down on the calendar year.
Scott Booth: Scotland must stick with manager and the plan
Genetically modifying Scottish footballers isn’t what Scott Booth believes is required to alter the qualifying fortunes of the country. Change should be resisted on all levels in the Scotland set-up is the firm belief of the 22-times capped former SFA youth coach.
As well as the result in last weekend’s William Hill Scottish Cup first-round tie against Gretna 2008, Selkirk coach Ian Fergus said it was good for the Yarrow Park club to reap the financial rewards of getting to the next round.