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North Berwick 60

Hawick Linden 3

NATIONAL DIVISION THREE

ONCE again Linden’s inability to take a full team away was to cost them dear.

North Berwick, as the score suggests, were just too good.

The hosts scored five tries and were up 31-3 at half-ime, Gavin Stirling kicking a long-range penalty for Linden. Matters got even worse when injured forward Robert Scott had to leave field after the turnround, leaving Linden with 14 men and uncontested scrums.

North Berwick scored another five tries.

A potentially bad injury to prop Terry Skeet saw the ref blow early for full time.

Skeet was transferred to hospital, but was released later with no serious injury, but badly bruised.

For Linden, captain Steven Bouglas led from the front, Scott Hinton and Gavin Stirling tackled like tigers and in the forwards Craig Smith, Steven Harkness and John Tait battled hard to stem the flow.

Hawick Linden: G. Stirling; S. Tennant, S. Bouglas, D. Gray, S. Hinton; S. Renwick, S. Campbell; S. Harkness, J. Tait, T. Skeet, R. Scott, R. Stitt, S. Duncan, C. Smith and B. Keown.