Hawick keep focus and aim for double

Hawick’s pursuit of a league play-off place may have died last weekend but their quest for a first Border League crown since 2006 remains alive, writes Alexander McLeman.

Boroughmuir’s victory at Meggetland ended any hopes the Greens had of a first league title since 2002, but there is a silver lining according to Hawick prop Lindsey Gibson, and defeat could ultimately ensure a degree of balance for a club who remain on course for a title double.

“The loss could be a blessing overall as we have picked up a few injuries recently, so there would have been an even greater risk of us being weakened heading into our final matches,” he said.

Hawick sit at the summit of the Border League table with four wins from four and take on Peebles tomorrow night at Mansfield Park (7.30pm) and Gibson and co are fully focused.

“After a tricky start to the season we have worked really hard to get to where we are,” he added.

“Our aim is now on the Border League and Cup and it would be nice to finish the season off with two trophies.”

A date for Hawick’s last Border League fixture against challengers Gala has still to be confirmed.