Competition: BT West Division 1/Chisholm Cup V
Opposition Stewartry RFC
Where: Greenlaw
When: Saturday 19th January 2019
Kick Off 14.00
Current Form: Stewartry Rugby
Annan Rugby
This Season: So Stewartry v Annan for the Chisholm Cup. League points are important but more importantly bragging rights are up for grabs.

In the league its neck and neck between the teams, 37 points each but Stewartry have played 3 games more than the black and amber. A win for either team could determine the best non-Dumfries (and Newton Stewart) based team in SW Scotland!

At the top its still up for grabs. 1 team from 4 will go up but its the next top 8 where the drama is. 2 teams from the 8 will go down. A win on Saturday for the black and red or black and amber will probably end any lingering relegation possibilities.

Either way though, although league points are important, the Chisholm Cup is up for grabs!

Stewartry will go into the game as favourites, but Annan do have the historical advantage with 12 wins from the last 15 encounters.


Previous Encounters:

So Annan travel to the Greenlaw to determine the fate of the 17th Chisholm cup clash. Played for since the 1997/98 season, the Chisholm Cup is an annual contest between Annan and Stewartry in memory of past Annan President Peter Chisholm

Annan are the holders after winning both legs last year and hold a 9-7 lead in the series. Annan also hold a slender 3 point lead going into this match after winning the home leg earlier in the season but Stewartry at home will be the slight favourites in this match.

Biggest match of the season so far, both teams will be up for it and seats are available on the bus if you wish to go along and support the lads. 10 pounds per person - contact Tracy Whiteside to book your place.

My prediction for the game: A 301st Craig McCann appearance drop goal in the last minute for the win!

Annan 1st XV Squad: Annan 1st XV Starting 15: R Glass, K Warrick, R Hetherington, N Coupland, M Thompson, D Nordon, C Bell, S Haren, J Bigham, C McCann, D Wyllie, J Callaghan, A Halliday, A Jancey, J Whiteside.

Replacements: M Crombie, D Robson, A Torbett, J Kirby

Competition: BT West Division 1 V
Opposition Allan Glens RFC
Where: Violetbank
When: Saturday 26th January 2019
Kick Off 14.00
Current Form: Annan Rugby
Allan Glens