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Watsonians 44

Hawick 27

RBS NATIONAL LEAGUE

SPEEDY and skilful Watsonians backs made the Hawick defence work overtime.

Trailing 16-3 at the break, Neil Renwick having scored the first-half penalty, Hawick fought back in the early stages of the second period. Nick Mactaggart broke through to score at the posts and Renwick converted. The hosts came back with a converted try before a second Renwick penalty reduced the deficit to 10 points.

Then Gary Johnstone broke, with Keith Davies up in support to take the scoring pass and Hawick were right back into the match.

However, the home backs cut loose with another three converted tries to seal the win. Renwick added a self-converted try.

Hawick: N. Renwick; S. McLeod, L. Armstrong, G. Johnstone, N. McColm; R. Hutton, G. Cottrell; S. Muir, H. Scammell, L. Launders, C. Smith, K. Willison, S. Graham, N. Mctaggart, K. Davies. Subs: L. Gibson, D. Johnstone, S. Anderson, G. Hogg, A. Weir.