This was typical borders local derby, 4 yellow cards, 4 tries, and several warnings to both captains for robust play.
Jed started the game on the front foot, after only 12minutes Darren Gillespie was first to get on the score sheet after being driven over by a dominant pack the try was converted by Laidlaw this was quickly followed by a fine individual score by Ross Goodfellow, both tries were scored when Kelso’s Ian Wallace was sin binned. Kelso’s only reward in the first half was a penalty by standoff Chester when David Grieve was sin binned for stamping.
Half time score was 3 – 12 to Jed.
Kelso started the second half with more purpose and were rewarded with 3 point after an off side decision against Jed however this was quickly followed by a penalty to Jed which was easily converted by Laidlaw.
Next up was a yellow card against one of Kelso’s recruit’s from Hawick when Lowrie was yellow carded for a technical infringement. Jed was quick to punish Kelso when after some pressure Ross Goodfellow charged down his opposite numbers clearance kick to score Jed’s third try.
Kelso then scored the best try of the day after some superb support play captain Richard Minto scored in the corner which was too far out to be converted. Jed’s Steven Scott was then sin binned however Jed still managed to get the final score when Laidlaw converted a penalty to make the final score 23 – 11 in Jed’s favour.
Jed’s next two games are at home against Falkirk and league leaders Stewarts Melville and would welcome as much home support as we can muster, wins against these teams will go a long way to ensuring a top 4 finish
15, Iain Chisholm, 14, Gregor Young, 13,Ewan Scott, 12, Kevin Aitchison, 11, David Gobby, 10, Chris Laidlaw, 9, Ross Goodfellow, 1, Rob Ferguson, 2, David Grieve, 3, Alex Croitoru, 4, Michael Weekley, 5, Neil Cook, 6, Andrew Nagle, 7, Donald Grieve, 8, Darren Gillespie, 16, Andy Ions, 17, Scott Raeburn, 18, Steven Scott, 19, Ewan Fowler.