Wednesday 23 January 2019

Match Summary Prem16: Glasgow Hawks v Accies

Results, Saturday 19 January
1st XV 14-15 Glasgow Hawks
2nd XV 39-32 Musselburgh
3rd XV 73-13 Corstorphine Cougars

Accies 1st XV 14-15 Glasgow Hawks
After the threat of cancellation due to freezing temperatures and a proposed change of venue to Burnbrae (West of Scotland's home ground), our fixture ended up back at a boggy Balgray on Saturday. The conditions did not favour us and it could not be said the referee did either.

Hawks played an extrememly physical game, both on and off the ball, and we were perhaps just a bit too nice to give as good as we got. In a tightly fought contest, this was a considerable factor in Hawks' win, along with a heart-breakingly unlucky penalty attempt that just hit the upright and bounced the wrong way for us.

For a full match report, please visit The Offside Line.

Man of the Match was Neil Armstrong, who once again showed his mettle as a ball-carrying centre and worked well with Robbie Kent to make ground. Neil is kindly sponsored by Newton-Barr Ltd.

Tries:
Robbie Kent - S1 Developments
Jamie Sole - Dropkick Murphy's
Conversions:
Vincent Hart - Graeme Hartop
Richard Mill - Graham + Sibbald

Accies 2nd XV 39-32 Musselburgh 2nd XV
In a game of much attack and little defence on both sides, Accies managed to hold out against a feisty Musselburgh side to take the bonus-point win. We retain our position at the top of league but Currie's two games in hand mean our matches on 16 and 23 March, against Currie and Stew Mel respectively, leave us with all to play for in what promises to be a tight finish to the season.

Accies 3rd XV 73-13 Corstorphine Cougars
The Entertainers once again performed as they needed to, bringing home the bacon with another bonus-point win and lots of tries to enhance their points differential. This will be another tightly fought league contest, this time between us, Peebles and the newly combined Ferry Road Wanderers (aka the Smellie Nails). This is a huge achievement for us, given that last season saw us struggle to put out a 3rd XV most weeks, the result of which was our relegation. The contrast this season has been phenomenal - hats off to the team managers for their concerted efforts. We hope it continues to the end of the season (and beyond) and is justly rewarded.

Onwards & upwards!

Image (c) John Williamson, Photosportsman. For more photos from Hawks v Accies, please click here.

 

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