It was not until 1881 that the South Wales Borderers
was formed because at that time regiments actually got bases so people could identify with them more.
We are proud to be Lowlanders, we don't want to be Highlanders," said Malcolm Nichol, former secretary of the Berwick branch of the King's Own Scottish Borderers
Centre Sengili Tuihalamaka went close on a couple of occasions for the Borderers
, but the only other score unfolded in the 73rd minute.
Instead the Borderers
took a tap penalty and Welsh sold a fine dummy before diving over for a dramatic clincher.
The King's Own Scottish Borderers
were raised Edinburgh in 1689.
That was in December and is one of only four points the Borderers
have collected in their last seven matches, losing the other three.
But it was the Borderers
who drew first blood when Gribben pounced on a mistake by Stephen Oates to slip the ball past veteran shot-stopper John Hillcoat in 14 minutes.
A pupil at Tredegar Grammar School, he joined the 6th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers
on October 16, 1939, and was stationed in Brecon Dering and other training locations in the country before sailing to India on October 29, 1942.
On April 30, the Borderers
, along with the 8th Royal Welch Fusiliers, were in action against the Turks at Adhaim.
Those are The Royal Scots, King's Own Scottish Borderers
, Royal Highland Fusiliers, Black Watch, Highlanders and Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
And, considering the Borderers
had flanker Mark Hughes redcarded for butting in the 38th minute, their performance was all the more creditworthy.
Private James Carmichael, of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers
, was one.