YM let 10-point lead slip

Kirkcaldy 13

Hawick YM 13


HAWICK YM’S hopes of securing a third successive promotion took a dent as they drew with struggling Kirkcaldy.

The Redskins looked in a good position to do the double over the Fifers - having beaten Kirkcaldy 18-6 on the opening day of the season - when they raced into a 10-0 lead through Neil McCombe’s penalty and prop Garry Douglas’ barge over try.

Craig Letham replied with three points for the home side, but a McCombe kick meant YM held a ten point half time lead.

Kirkcaldy started the second half with a bang as centre Mark Wallace produced some nice skills to set up winger Gavin Welsh for a try near the posts.

Letham levelled the match with another penalty and surprisingly there were no more scores between the two sides.