Glasgow Hawks guaranteed themselves a top-two finish and kept up their RBS National League title hopes with an amazing 54 points in the second half against Hamilton at Old Anniesland last night.
After a tightly fought first half the sides went into the break level at 13-13, but the second half was as one sided as they come as Hawks won 67-27. Early on Hamilton led 6-3 thanks to two Owen McLeish penalties to one by Mike Adamson before the hosts scored a converted try through winger James Gormley. Hamilton winger David Lopez then scored a converted try and they were 13-10 up before Hawks once again pegged them back with a penalty from Adamson.
The hosts then took control and earned the bonus point they wanted. Eight tries came for the slick hosts as they blew Hamilton’s defences apart. Hamilton’s points after the interval came through converted tries by Scott Whitelaw and Lopez as they lost heavily and remain in trouble in eighth place.
The win means Hawks are eight points behind leaders Hawick with three matches and one match left to play respectively.
Meanwhile, this afternoon the bottom two sides meet at Hartreemill looking to give themselves a relegation lifeline. Jed-Forest, in ninth, travel to Biggar on the back of wins against Selkirk and Stewart’s Melville.