Under-manned Redskins remain at the wrong end of National League Division Three – and it’s getting tighter in the bottom four.
With Dalziel drawing level with them on points after a draw with East Kilbride, and Dunfermline coming close against Perthshire, it’s all a bit too close for the Teries, who turned up at the Pennypit with just 17 players.
Preston Lodge, on the other hand, were fairly clinical – running in 10 tries, with stand-off Graeme Paterson controlling things well.
In reply, Hawick were limited to an Andrew Ford try in the first half and one from Glen Welsh in the second – both touchdowns unconverted.
After the match, YM scrum-half Bruce Campbell said: “We did have a lack of numbers which meant players like myself and Sean Fairbairn playing out of position – not ideal preparation, but we had quality which should have been enough for us to be a lot more competitive.
“We gave away three sloppy tries inside the first 10-minutes and giving a team a 19-point lead before you start is ridiculous.”