Jed-Forest 20-17 Peebles

Gregor Young
Gregor Young



Having both lost their first two matches getting points on the board were of the essence to both Jed-Forest and Peebles as they went head to head on Saturday.

Peebles took an early lead from a Greg Raeburn penalty and were dominating the set piece but the Jed back always looked a danger with youngster Rory Marshall bursting through in the 13th minute to send Gregor Young in at the posts with Gregor Mein converting before adding a penalty.

Young stretched the lead with his second try which saw him combine well with Robbie Shirra-Gibb who outstipped his man before passing inside for Young to score.

Despite having the best of the half Jed only went into half time 15-8 up after Andrew Muir forced his way over the line for a Peebles try deep into injury time.

A Greg Raeburn penalty closed the gap further after the restart but a scrum against the head close to the Peebles line allowed hooker Scott Raeburn to barge over for Jed’s third try.

Two more Greg Raeburn penalties brought the score to within three points and it looked as though the visitors would steal the game when another was awarded another right on full time. But the kick bounced back off the post handing Jed a narrow victory.