Moray House 31

Walkerburn 8

Colin McCudden at Myreside

WALKERBURN travelled through to Myreside on Saturday hoping to build on their win the previous weekend.

Looking to pick up where they left off, they started with some bright attacking rugby.

This was capped by a try after 20 minutes for the fleet of foot winger Liam Ramsay, put over in the corner by his inside backs.

Not resting on their laurels some more Burn pressure resulted in Moray House giving a penalty away at a ruck.

Stand-off Elliot Freeman capitalised slotting from a tight angle showing why he is making the kicking role his own.

Unfortunately some untidy work at the resulting kick-off gave Moray House a good attacking platform.

After a number of phases of gallant Burn defence there weren't enough defenders left to stop their rampaging prop going over near the posts.

Walkerburn ended the half on a high but were unfortunate when number eight McDonald was stopped in the bottom corner.

Walkerburn turned round at the break 8-5 ahead.

The second half proved to be a tough one for a young Walkerburn side that are still getting to know each other's game and trying to build a consistent game plan. Moray House, playing down the slope and with the wind, came out rejuvenated and got an early score in the corner from their left winger that proved to be a taste of things to come.

They ramped up the pressure after this and scored another try when Burn were penalised for a high tackle - still a contentious subject after the rule changes last season.

Injuries started to take their toll with both fullback Ryan Scott and winger Chris Stansfield leaving the field with head knocks, causing disruption in the back line. A couple of tries from loose kicks and saw the game finishing comfortably in Moray House's favour.

Walkerburn shouldn't be too discouraged by this result.

They still played a lot of the good rugby and looked dangerous throughout.

It was also encouraging to see a large support following the Burn through to the capital and giving invaluable encouragement.