Home victory gives Greens a lift after previous trouncing



HAWICK bounced back from their trouncing at Ayr the previous week to record their third Premiership win of the season on Saturday.

Basement boys Currie were the visitors to Mansfield Park and the atmosphere was tense as the teams prepared to scrap it out for valuable points.

And it was the Malleny Park outfit who started brighter when full back Ruaridh Smith touched down in the corner.

From then on the home team took a grip of the game and after 10 minutes Lee Armstrong, playing at stand off, showed good footwork to score a try converted by Neil Renwick.

Five minutes later Bruce McNeil scored from a line out, with Renwick once again converting for a 14-5 half-time lead.

After the restart Greens winger Greg Anderson crossed the whitewash to score following good combination work from forwards and backs and once again Renwick landed an excellent conversion.

Currie prop, John Cox, went over from close range and George Horne converted to close the gap to 21-12, but Hawick held out for the win to take them up into seventh place on the Premiership table.