Heriot's 53 - 10 Hawick: Heriot's back to winning ways

Both sides went into the game three with real concerns, Heriot's third bottom with a mere two points while Hawick were at the bottom with none.

Rory Carmichael of Heriot's. Picture: John Devlin

And that’s where they stay after a hammering from a Heriot’s side who looked as though they were getting the frustrations of the last few weeks out of their system.

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It was effectively all over at half time with the Goldenacre side 34-3 to the good, and although the pace slackened in the second half, it was evident that after a slow start, Phil Smith’s troops are beginning to assert themselves.

Hawick had no answer to the Heriot’s power up front and although they competed gamely at the breakdown it was a game played mainly on the back foot.

Josh Laird grabbed a hat-trick, Andy Simmers, Rory Carmichael and Callum Marshall got a try each, there was penalty try in there somewhere and Alex Hagart piled on the agony with the boot. Hooker Fraser Renwick got Hawick’s solitary try, with Neil Renwick landing a penalty and the conversion, but it looks a hard road ahead for the men in green.