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Next up for the 1st Xv is Kelso

Next up for the 1st Xv is Kelso

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A big game ahead tomorrow and here's what you need to know.

Another week and another big game for the First XV as their battle against relegation from the Tennents National Division 1 continues.

After a stunning fightback fell just short of a win in Stirling last Friday, the First XV is again on the road to the Scottish Borders, where 5th placed Kelso RFC await.

Kelso sits comfortably high enough in the table to not factor into the relegation battle but is just a little too far away to factor in a promotion push.

When the sides met at Myreside in November, it wasn't a day to remember as Kelso dominated from start to finish in a 53-7 rout.

Of course, since then, Sonians have improved as the young team has blended, and they'll be hoping for more out of this game, with Cartha QP playing at Stirling at the same time.

As the season rapidly approaches its end, the eventual final positioning is out of Watsonian hands as Cartha Queens Park has five games left to play, compared to our two.

But Head Coach Jason Riley knows that putting points on the board will make it as difficult as possible for Cartha to overhaul our maroon and whites.

When asked about the changes to the team from last week's thrilling draw at Stirling County Head Coach Jason Riley said "At prop Craig Davidson comes into the starting lineup after impression off the bench in the last few games."

"Our Vice Captain Fraser Cousin comes back into the tram at Centre and we look forward to having his leadership in the midfield going into a tough game v Kelso."

Meanwhile, Man of the Match last week "Ally (Davidson) moves to full back and will look to showcase his attacking skills from the back."

Kelso RFC last five:

05/03/22 - Dundee 21-20 (Loss)

19/02/22 - Boroughmuir 40-8 (Won)

29/01/22 - Heriots 24-19 (Loss)

22/01/22 - Biggar 12-10 (Loss)

15/01/22 - Ayr 23-3 (Won)

Watsonian FC last five:

18/03/22 - Stirling County 31-31 (Draw)

05/03/22 - Ayr 31-21 (Won)

25/02/22 - Melrose 38-17 (Loss)

29/01/22 - Gala 12-25 (Loss)

22/01/22 - Highland 32-25 (Won)