Heriots beat Boroughmuir to the BT Charity Shield.
The BT Charity Shield match was played at BT Murrayfield on the International pitch before the Scotland v Italy match between Heriots, winners of the Premiership and Boroughmuir, winners of the BT Cup.
The first quarter of the match was almost over before the game really came to life. An exchange of penalties had Heriots ahead at 6-3 before a try opened the gap to eight points at 11-3, Liam Steele going over.
This score had the effect of sparking a bit of life into the opposition and Boroughmuir enjoyed the majority of play for the next ten minutes with their reward coming in the 29th minute with a fine try from wing, Jordan Edwards, to bring the Meggetland side up to within three points at 11-8, where it remained until the break.
Four minutes into the second half and Heriots scored their second try from close in, Michael Liness being driven over by the pack. However Stuart Edwards missed the kick so the score remained at 16-8.
Less than five minutes later, Boroughmuir brought themselves up to within a point when they went ‘over’ for their second try, the ball being grounded against the foot of the post from a forward drive and, with the conversion, they were looking at a 16-15 score line.
Boroughmuir’s backs then got back on the score sheet with a fine running and passing move that ended with Jordan Edmunds scoring out wide. The kick was missed, but ‘Muir were in the lead for the first time at 20-16.
Five minutes later, Heriots were back in the lead with their version of the passing/running try, with Charlie Simpson finishing the move and Stuart Edwards converting.
With the score now at 23-20, Heriots had their tales up and their fourth try was scored courtesy of Iain Wilson.
Boroughmuir did come back with a try five minutes from time, but, in spite of last-minute pressure, they couldn’t repeat the feat to leave Heriots as the 2015 BT Charity Shield winners with a final core line of 28-25
Images from the match will appear here over the next few days.