McNeil’s not looking beyond Kelso

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Hawick vice-captain Bruce McNeil is taking nothing for granted as his side prepare to face Kelso in the BT Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

McNeil’s men are the form team heading into Saturday’s tie. Should they secure victory at Poynder Park (3pm), the Robbie Dyes would have an outside chance at a possible treble title-winning season, with the Border League and BT Premiership also still within reach.

Kelso, on the other hand, are struggling to keep their heads below the parapet in National Division One.

“To have a good chance in three competitions is great and a bit of a surprise, but we are not looking beyond Kelso,” said McNeil.

“They have a strong forward pack with a number of fiery backs who will punish us if we let them.

“We know if we stick to our principles in attack and defence, we should have enough to secure victory and move one step closer to the big prize.”

Also on Saturday, Selkirk travel to Marr, looking for their 17th consecutive league victory, while Peebles go head-to-head with Jed-Forest at the Gytes.

Go to www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk to read the full interview with Bruce McNeil.