Try of the day fails to finish the job for Jed

Jed-Forest 15

Glasgow Hawks 33

PREMIER CUP POOL F

HAWKS were always favourites for this match as they are currently only two points behind Melrose at the top of Premier A but Jed were not intimidated by any means.

The hosts started brightly and nearly took the lead when David Gobby crossed the line under the score board, but a forward pass was ruled and the try was disallowed.

Hawks responded with a try out wide from Kris Hamilton which Scotland 7s international Mike Adamson converted.

Jed then scored the try of the day when Gregor Young broke past his winger and fed Lewis Young who handed off the full back and out sped the other cover to score in the corner.

Hawks stretched their lead with a try under the posts from Hamilton but Jed kept in the game with another outstanding try. Michael Weekley finished the move off but some great phases and an inside pass set him free to make it 14-10 to Hawks at half time.

Some sloppy play from the hosts at the start of the second half saw Hawks race to a 33 - 10 lead with further tries from Robbie Hair, Sean Murray and Gary Strain and Adamson kicking the remainder of the points.

Jed did see some light at the end of the tunnel when Hawks had two players sin binned with 10 minutes to go. Darren Gillespie forced his way over but Hawks were just too clever and slowed the game right down to keep Jed out.

Hawks win was enough to ensure that they top pool F and will take them into the last eight of the Premier Cup. Jed finished third with only one win against Dumfries and losses to Edinburgh Accies and Hawks.

Jed-Forest: L. Young; G. Young, R. Hogg, G. Hill; D. Gobby, E. Scott; R. Ferguson, S. Raeburn, A. Croitoru, P. Hill, N. Cook, M. Weekley, D. Grieve, D. Gillespie. Subs: C. Hogg, A. Nagle, G. Taylor, J. Hogg, C. Gillon.