Linden taught a friendly lesson

Hawick Linden kicked off the season with a home friendly which saw a sizable Haddington squad run out 48-3 winners.

Although the score suggested a one-sided affair, the Linden actually competed well for periods of match. Haddington were big and mobile in the forwards and their backs were quick and used the ball well.

The match consisted of four 20 minute periods with Kirk Ford landing a penalty for the Royal Blues in the first before the floodgates opened.

Linden start their East One bid on September 5 with an away trip to Duns.