Big win for Hawick

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Biggar 12

Hawick 13


THIS match was by no means pretty as a rejuvenated Biggar team struggled to avenge the heavy defeat they suffered at Mansfield earlier in the season.

Hawick began well and on 15 minutes, following a Gary Johnstone break, Steven Anderson ran in for the first and only try of the game, Neil McColm converting.

Biggar responded well and following good driving play, successfully slotted a penalty.

As half-time approached, a Hawick break forced some scrambling defence from Biggar which led to a 25m penalty.

McColm used the strong cross-wind to drift the ball between the posts and Hawick were ahead 3-10 at the interval.

With the wind in their faces, the Greens played good 15-man rugby for the third quarter and extended their lead with a McColm penalty.

However, the last quarter belonged to Biggar.

A second successful penalty was followed by a third and fourth to bring the hosts to within a point with seven minutes to go. Needless to say, the Greens contingent were happy to hear the final whistle.

Hawick: J. Coutts; N. McColm, G. Johnstone, G. Hogg, S. Anderson; R. Hutton, G. Cottrell; L. Launders, L. Gibson, S. Muir, C. Smith, B. Keown, S. Graham, N. McTaggart, K. Davies. Subs: H. Scammell, Williamson, L. Armstrong, K. Willison, G. Anderson.