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Glasgow Hawks
P Kelly, A Hill
G Hunter, P Mounal
Sat 20 Feb 15:00 - Club Championships - BT Premiership Full time

Poor end to League campaign


Muir end play off hopes

Boroughmuir 35 Glasgow Hawks 14
Hawks final league game of the season proved to one of the largest defeats of an otherwise fairly successful season. With 4 players on Scotland under 20 duty, Paddy Boyer resting a slight injury before the Club International next week and a number of players injury the visit to a wet, windy and muddy Meggatland proved to be too much for the remaining players. The result wasn’t helped by a string of mistakes, shaky defence and lineout and conceding far too many penalties.
Hawks started brightly enough but 2 missed penalties to touch allowed the hosts the run the ball back at the Hawks defence. This gave Boroughmuir great confidence that they built on as the half progressed. Their short passing among the backs and forwards and excellent tactical kicking with the wind behind them turned the Hawks back over and over again. The net result was that they scored three converted tries by half time leaving Hawks with a mountain to climb after the break.
The Boroughmuir no.8 was having an excellent game with numerous breaks from the base of the scrum having been given far too much room to move. This helped their backs to gain a vast amount of space that increasingly became difficult to defend. Hawks had a reasonable amount of ball but too often it was spilled or turned over before they could capitalise from it.
The second half started brightly for Hawks as they laid siege to the line but once again a penalty denied them a score. Boroughmuir used this escape to regain a foothold in the Hawks half. Again they breached the Hawks defence when their prop ran in for another converted try.
To be fair Hawks improved in the final quarter and deservedly scored when Patrick Kelly made a beautiful break and roared in from 30 metres for a try converted by Gregor Hunter.
Boroughmuir bounced back from this set back to score a further converted try. To bring the score to 35-7. Hawks did not give up and Andy Hill barged over for the final try and a bit of respectability. Pierre Mounal converted before the referee blew for the end of a disappointing performance by Hawks.
The coaches have much to work on during the week if Hawks are to beat GHA in the cup and keep their season alive.

Key moments

Try Patrick Kelly scores for Glasgow Hawks
Conversion Gregor Hunter kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
Try Andy Hill scores for Glasgow Hawks
Conversion Pierre Mounal kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks

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79:00 Try 0 - 12
Andy Hill scores for Glasgow Hawks
79:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Pierre Mounal kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
60:00 Try 0 - 5
Patrick Kelly scores for Glasgow Hawks
60:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Gregor Hunter kicks a conversion for Glasgow Hawks
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  • Boroughmuir
  • Glasgow Hawks
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  • Patrick Kelly Try 60:00'
  • Gregor Hunter Conversion 60:00'
  • Andy Hill Try 79:00'
  • Pierre Mounal Conversion 79:00'

Team selection

Mounal, Pierre Mounal, Pierre
Beattie, Robert Beattie, Robert
McGroarty, Brendan McGroarty, Brendan
Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Patrick
Gossman, Kerr Gossman, Kerr
Hunter, Gregor Hunter, Gregor
Yacoubian, Sean Yacoubian, Sean
Hill, Andy Hill, Andy
Leckey, Stephen Leckey, Stephen
Gillies, Finlay Gillies, Finlay
Linton, Andrew Linton, Andrew
McDonald, Kiran McDonald, Kiran
Strain, Gary Strain, Gary
Macfarlane, Jack Macfarlane, Jack
Findlay, Steven Findlay, Steven
Glasgow Hawks
  • 1. Steven Findlay
  • 2. Jack Macfarlane
  • 3. Gary Strain
  • 4. Kiran McDonald
  • 5. Andrew Linton
  • 6. Finlay Gillies
  • 7. Stephen Leckey
  • 8. Andy Hill
  • 9. Sean Yacoubian
  • 10. Gregor Hunter
  • 11. Kerr Gossman
  • 12. Patrick Kelly
  • 13. Brendan McGroarty
  • 14. Robert Beattie
  • 15. Pierre Mounal
  • 16. Grant Stewart
  • 17. Brendan Cullinane
  • 18. Kenneth Beattie
  • 19. Adam Lowrie
  • 20. Erlend Oag

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Ayr 18 68
2. Currie 18 59
3. Heriot's 18 56
4. Melrose 18 54
5. Boroughmuir 18 46
6. Glasgow Hawks 18 45
7. Hawick 18 43

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