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18
OCT

With Biggar and Hawick lying third and fourth in the League but equal on points, this was always going to be a big match for both teams. With home advantage, Biggar perhaps started slight favourites but Hawick have been upping their performances since the disaster against Gala and have recorded two good wins in recent weeks. A large travelling support, which must have at least equalled the turnout for Biggar, arrived at Hartree Mill on a beautiful Autumn afternoon, perfect for open and running rugby.

Hawick opened the scoring with a Neil Renwick penalty after a shoulder charge on Craig Neish, one of the many cheap shots dished out by the home side throughout the match. A similar Renwick effort gave the visitors a six point advantage. Hawick had vastly superior territorial advantage with Biggar rarely out of their own half and again it was Neil Renwick who set off on one of his sniping breaks from half way, with barely a Biggar hand laid on him, he touched down behind the posts for brilliant solo try which he also converted. Another penalty gave Hawick a convincing 16-0 lead at halftime.

Hawick started the second half as they finished the first but gradually Biggar got themselves back into the match and after a lot of pressure on the Hawick line they crossed for a converted try. A similar effort five minutes later reduced the deficit to two points at 14-16. With Biggar down to thirteen men, Hawick made them pay for their transgressions, firstly with a Michael Graham try in the corner following another break by Renwick. Another Hawick penalty gave them a 24-14 advantage and with the Biggar scrum now in retreat, a strike against the head resulted in a Dean McCracken try. What looked like a perfectly good Matt Landels bonus point try, was chalked of by the referee and then Biggar scored a consolation try in the final minute. Hawick emerged with a thoroughly deserved victory by 31 points to 19.

Full marks to the Hawick side for sticking to the task at hand and not reacting to the intimidating antics of the Biggar side who on the day were totally outclassed.

Team:- 1. Nicky Little, 2. Hue Scammell, 3. Ali Marsh, 4. Keiran Willison, 5. Craig Charters, 6. David Lowrie, 7. Ross Gibson, 8. Danny Landels 9. Rory McPherson, 10. Dean McCracken, 11. Colin Murray, 12. Craig Neish, 13. Lee Armstrong, 14. Michael Graham, 15. Neil Renwick

16. Greg Anderson, 17. Gary Lowrie, 18. Sean Linton, 19. Matt Landels

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