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Semi Final Time (1)

18 Feb 2019

It was good to get back to winning ways on Saturday with in the end a convincing win over Watsonians. It was a tousy affair but once we recovered from having 2 binned at the same time the game settled down. It's been a tough season with injuries and once again the curse hit Jason Baggott as he landed on his shoulder in the first half in an Ariel tussle. The fact he got a yellow card for his troubles only added to the pain and indeed everybody else's. It wasn’t the most popular decision given but who am I to say it was wrong.  But for what it's worth I think it was

So it’s a bit of déjà vu its Ayr in the Cup semi final at the Greenyards on the 30th March. Perhaps we should just put these semi finals in the fixture list at the start of the season and save the Union the bother of drawing them.

We seem to have been joined at the hip with Ayr over the last few years, but it's not a bad problem being in semi finals , it's quite good actually

 

We have a game this week against Peebles where Stuart Johnson our Storm Coach will put out a young team as we give them the opportunity to express themselves . It’s a 12 midday start so don’t miss it.

                               

Its exiting times to know we are in the play offs and the cup semi final. I have said before it's not normal, most clubs would give their back teeth to be in a position come the end of the season of possibly winning a competition. There's no divine right to success , we have just worked really hard over the last 20 years to be as good as we can be . Ayr are very good, Heriots have shown they are good as have Currie , our report card is good but to pass the exams we must do better.

I'm pretty sure that’s what my teacher and report card said but I  wasn't really listening at the time and didn’t stay in school long enough to bother.

Older and wiser now, or at least certainly older

Archive

What maketh the Melrose man - 26 Nov 2018

CUP FEVER - 25 Nov 2018

Cup Time (1) - 19 Nov 2018

Time for a break - 05 Nov 2018

half term report - 01 Nov 2018

Holiday time - 26 Sep 2018

Happy Monday - 17 Sep 2018

Fast and Furious - 10 Sep 2018

Bit of a rant - 03 Sep 2018

New Season (2) - 29 Aug 2018

New Season (1) - 20 Aug 2018

NEW SEASON - 09 Jul 2018

One for the History Books - 21 May 2018

CHANGE - 05 May 2018

SIMPLY THE BEST - 29 Apr 2018

SIMPLY THE BEST (1) - 29 Apr 2018

CUP TIME - 24 Apr 2018

CHAMPIONS - 15 Apr 2018

ITS TIME TO DOWN TOOLS AND GET TO THE GREENYARDS - 03 Apr 2018

Great Win--Huge Effort - 26 Mar 2018

CRUNCH TIME - 19 Mar 2018

Semi Final time - 12 Mar 2018

2nd time lucky - 30 Jan 2018

Off to the Seaside - 22 Jan 2018

TECNICAL HITCH - 18 Jan 2018

Fairy tales and Dreams - 20 Nov 2017

perfect 10 - 06 Nov 2017

9 FROM 9 - 31 Oct 2017

THE OUTSTANDING RUN CONTINUES - 23 Oct 2017

So far so good - 18 Oct 2017

Happy days - 02 Oct 2017

RUGBY UPDATE - 25 Sep 2017

Steady as we go - 20 Sep 2017

round 2 - 11 Sep 2017

ROUND 1 - 03 Sep 2017

New Signing - 05 Jul 2017

HERE WE GO AGAIN - 30 Jun 2017

Doddie Weir - 20 Jun 2017

Thanks to all - 23 Apr 2017

DISAPOINTED BUT PROUD - 17 Apr 2017

ITS MORE THAN A GAME - 12 Apr 2017

What an end to the season - 03 Apr 2017

24.2.17 - 24 Feb 2017

7.2.17 - 07 Feb 2017

29.1.17 - 29 Jan 2017

21-01-2017 - 21 Jan 2017

Winter has come... - 14 Jan 2017

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