THE Southern Knights are back at the top of the Super6 table at the end of round six thanks to what was in the end a comfortable 29-8 victory against Boroughmuir Bears. The teams were tied 3-3 at half-time, and when Iain Moody scored the first try of the game for the visitors, the Bears soon responded through Jordan Edmunds.

Jason Baggott’s conversion for the Knights was the only thing between the sides at that point, but going into the final quarter Russell Anderson claimed try No 2. When Anderson scored again the hunt for the try bonus was on, and it became successful two minutes from time when Cameron Jones chipped ahead and won the race for the line. Baggott was on target with three conversions in all, as well as the conversion, while the Bears’ first-half penalty was scored by Tom Pittman.

Rob Chrystie’s side are now two points clear at the top, ahead of Watsonians, who could only pick up a losing bonus in their 21-20 loss to Heriot’s on Friday night. The head coach was pleased with his players’ dominant performance late in the game, but suggesting they had let some early scores go abegging.

“We played some quite good stuff in the first 25 to 30 minutes and created a lot of opportunities,” Chrystie said. “We maybe just didn’t quite nail it. We felt that there was a couple of tries in that first half that we didn’t put away. If we keep missing them, it just makes the game a whole lot harder.”

Not as hard as it was for Boroughmuir, who remain two points adrift at the bottom of the table behind Stirling County, who were beaten 48-17 by Ayrshire Bulls on Saturday. “We were hanging in there at half-time and we thought that we could potentially get a foothold in the game,” was the verdict of Bears coach Graham Shiel. “We didn’t do that. We didn’t start particularly well and they scored. When we got our try, we were in the game, but there were too many errors and penalties.”

In the Premiership, meanwhile, what was expected to be a close contest at Malleny turned out to be a convincing home win for Currie Chieftains, who beat Marr 38-12. That result was enough to take Currie to the top of the league, ahead of Hawick on points differential after the Borderers lost 31-30 at GHA.