Jed dominate in rearranged fixture



Rescheduled from December 6 due to Hillhead/Jordanhill travel issues, this National League One clash was a must-win for Jed.

The hosts raced to the perfect start when Ross Coombe darted in for the first try after three minutes.

Lack of communication played a key part in Hillhead’s downfall and Greig Walker was quick to take advantage as he tiptoed through some woeful tackling to score Jed’s second try. Robbie Shirra-Gibb scored a brace of tries in the scoreboard corner. Jed were now in complete control. Donald Grieve scored next, then Shirra-Gibb completed his hat-trick after only 34 minutes. Ross Coombe completed the first half scoring with his second try on the stroke of half-time. In-form Danny Ritchie converted five of the first-half tries to leave the scoreboard sitting at 45-0 at the break.

The second half started slowly but Michael Weekley found himself on the wing and scored an easy try. Donald Grieve scored the next two, with his hat-trick coming from a push over try in the 64th minute. Jessie Krafft was now kicking and he converted the first of Grieve’s tries.

Jed were ringing the changes but that didn’t stop Weekley loitering on the wing and he scored again before Coombe completed the third hat-trick of the day. John Szkudro scored Jed’s lucky 13th try while Andrew Thomson scored his first touchdown for Jed. Krafft added the extras to give him four second-half conversions.

z In another rearranged fixture, Peebles won 44-13 against Aberdeen Grammar at the Gytes.