HAWICK made the long trek to current British & Irish Cup side Ayr on Saturday and were given a lesson in losing.
The home team’s back division were simply stronger, faster and more skilled than the visitors; none more so than stand-off, Ross Curle, who had a personal tally of 16 points.
Ayr led 22-3 at half-time with three tries and a penalty goal and two conversions.
The Greens’ full back, Neil Renwick, landed a penalty goal early in the first half.
Hawick second row, Bruce McNeil, who caused the home team a few problems, was shown a yellow card just before half-time.
Ayr should probably have scored another couple of tries, but dropped balls in scoring positions.
They did, however, score another four tries and three conversions.
Winger, Greg Anderson, scored a fine try for the visitors after good work from allocated professional player, Nikki Walker.