Jed provide easy pickings for soaring Hawks

Jed-Forest 10 Glasgow Hawks 66


FIONA SCOTT reports from Riverside Park

HAWKS had a job to do and they went to Riverside Park and did it.

A bonus point try for No 8 Ross Miller and the end of the first half saw the heads of the smattering of Hawick supporters in a sparse crowd go down.

A further six tries after the restart boosted the points difference for the Glasgow outfit to almost unreachable levels leaving Hawick with an impossible task ahead in terms of taking the National One title.

Hawks still need a bonus point win against Hamilton next week to take the title and gain certain promotion. If they do so Hawick will have to play off against the second bottom team in the Premier league to decide their fate

Jed now face a future in the Championship where only one team can be promoted.

Miller set the ball rolling in the 17th minute by scoring the opening try with David Milne and Tony Herron adding the others. Mike Adamson converted all four.

Donald Grieve slotted a penalty mid way through the half and converted a try from Graham Slorance making the half-time score: Jed-Forest 10 Glasgow Hawks 28.

It was more of the same from Hawks after the restart. Tom Preece, Peter Redmayne (2), Herron (2) and Jono Wright and four more conversions for Adamson.

Jed-Forest: M. Chisolm; O. Robertson, O. Munro, N. Fono-Hunt, D. Gobby; R. Miller, R. Jackson; A. Frame, D. Grieve, G. Slorance, G. Elder, G. Young, J. Sudlow, D. Grieve, M. Weekley. Subs: N. Bates, N. Cook, J. Fraser, R. Marshall.