Watsonian FC 31 – 38 Heriot’s Blues Men

Heriot's Blues Men 1st XV vs. Watsonians

Saturday, 7 March @ Myreside, Edinburgh

Match report by Gary Heatley for The Offside Line

Second placed Heriot’s Blues battled back from 17-7 behind at half-time to defeat Watsonians 38-31 at Myreside, but Biggar’s triumph ended their title hopes.

Stewart Mustard, Oisin Quinn, Louis Meynier, Cammy Lineen, John Rae and Charlie Simpson scored tries for the victors in this entertaining Edinburgh derby, with Graham Wilson kicking four conversions.

“I was very disappointed with the way the boys played in the first half, but we asked them for a bit more desire and accuracy in both attack and defence in the second half and they delivered by scoring 31 unanswered points,” said Heriot’s head coach Jamie Parker. “We will need to be better in the upcoming weeks if we want to finish second in the league and challenge Marr in the Scottish Cup semi-final.”

Parker also paid tribute to Biggar.  “Massive congratulations to Davie and his players, they have shown they are the most consistent team in the league and are well deserved champions. I’m sure they will do well next year in the Premiership,” he said.

Skipper Chris Bell, Stuart Allison, Jamie Stephen, Donald Kennedy and Finlay Broomfield scored Watsonians’ tries with Lewis Jamieson kicking three conversions. They picked up two bonus points and they sit seventh in the table.