Marr v Hawick

9th December 2017 - MARR 17, HAWICK 29

The Greens made the long journey to South Ayrshire last Saturday for a BT Premiership encounter against Marr who were placed 8th in the league while the Greens still in bottom place.

The Greens were looking to avenge their defeat at home to Marr at the beginning of the season and the travel to Fullarton didn’t seem to have any effect on the Greens. In fact, they started with a bang and were 17-0 up in the first 20 minutes with tries from skipper Bruce McNeil, winger Ross Combe and flanker Guy Graham, Ali Weir landed one conversion. There was no further scoring in the first half.

The visiting forwards had a stranglehold on the game and dominated the set piece and loose which allowed the backs to control the game.

After the interval Greens stand off Lee Armstrong extended the lead with a well taken try to give the Greens a four try bonus point. Weir added the conversion for a 24-0 lead.

The home side opened their scoring with a try before Armstrong scored his second with 10 minutes left to play.

Marr were throwing everything at the Greens now and were rewarded with two late tries, one of which was converted to give a final score of 29-17 for the visitors.

An well deserved win for the Greens, who made it two bonus point wins in a row after beating Stirling County at Mansfield Park two weeks ago and they are now in the mix with Boroughmuir and Marr at the bottom of the table.