​Kelso fall into bottom three of rugby’s Scottish Premiership table after loss at Currie Chieftains

​Kelso have dropped to eighth place in rugby’s Scottish Premiership table after having their fourth defeat of the current season inflicted on them at Edinburgh’s Currie Chieftains on Saturday.
Kelso losing 48-13 at Currie Chieftains on Saturday (Pic: Bob Douglas)Kelso losing 48-13 at Currie Chieftains on Saturday (Pic: Bob Douglas)
Kelso losing 48-13 at Currie Chieftains on Saturday (Pic: Bob Douglas)

​That 48-13 loss at Balerno’s Malleny Park, along with a 42-42 draw for Glasgow Hawks at Musselburgh, sees them fall one place, leaving them on 16 points from eight fixtures.

It also means Borderers now occupy all of the bottom-three spots, Jed-Forest being at the foot of the table, on three points, and Selkirk one place above them, on 13, with only second-placed Hawick breaking ranks.

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Kelso’s only try-scorer in the capital was Dwain Patterson and he also kicked a conversion and two penalties.

On the scoresheet for their third-placed hosts were Ryan Daley, Roy Vucago, Ali Bain, Sam Cardosi, Ryan Stewart, Ali McCallum and Paddy Boyer, with Jamie Forbes adding five conversions and a penalty.

The visitors, 13-3 down at half-time, got back to within a converted try of Currie at 13-6 but that was as good as it got as they then allowed the game to get away from them by conceding a further five tries.

“We switched off for 20 to 25 minutes after half-time and that was the game,” Kelso player-coach Bruce McNeil told the Offside Line afterwards.

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“We were in it at half-time and we got it back to 13-6, then switched off, and a team like Currie are going to punish you.

“There are positives there, but ultimately we fell short.”

Next up for Kelso is a Borders derby at home at Poynder Park to Jed-Forest this coming Saturday, with kick-off at 3pm.