GALA Red Triangle claimed the second Matt Lochrie Memorial Cup with a 27-10 victory over Melrose at Netherdale on Friday night, writes Kenny Paterson.
Gala scored five tries through a Lachlan Johnston double and further scores from Ritchie Rutherford, Alexander Lyons and Aidan Turner, with Johnston adding a superb touchline conversion.
Melrose’s two tries came from Ewan Runciman and Craig Patterson.
The cup remembers former Triangle player Matt Lochrie, who passed away last year at the age of 14.
Gala RT coach Lyall Purves said: “It was a very even game and a good chance for the guys to play on the main Netherdale pitch.
“It was an emotional occasion. A number of the squad played with Matt and this was their last chance to play in the game before stepping up to the next age group.
“Hopefully many of the players from both sides will be performing on this pitch for their senior teams in years to come.”