Borders’ teams to the four in cup

The last 16 in the BT Cup will battle it out for quarter-final places this weekend, and for four Borders teams that means the festivities are well and truly over.

Kelso are the only local National League side still involved and they take on Musselburgh, a team one league below them, at Poynder Park on Saturday (3pm).

New coach Gary Holborn was delighted with his side’s 77-0 win against Hillhead Jordanhill before the Christmas break, but knows there is still a lot of work to do.

“We played some excellent rugby for the full 80, when in the past we would have taken the foot off,” he said.

“This backs up the positive attitude and work ethic we are developing. The most pleasing aspect, though, has to be the zero on the scoreboard.

“Saying that, we are still, and will be for a while yet, a work in progress.”

Also on cup duties this Saturday are Gala (v Stirling, 3pm at Netherdale), while Hawick and Melrose travel to play Edinburgh Accies (1.30pm) and Glasgow Hawks (3pm) respectively. Jed-Forest and Peebles both have home league ties against Hillhead Jordanhill and Aberdeen (both 3pm).