2004/2005: Scottish Premiership One



C. Murray15R. West
G. Thomson14R. Watson
J. Houston13A. Bulloch
G. Law12J. Naufahu
C. Bruce11R. McClymont
B. Sutherland10I. Kennedy
K. Reid9N. MacLeod
A. Gillie1D. Jamieson
J. McDevitt2C. Di Ciacca
W. Blacklock3A. Reekie
G. Petrie4A. Williamson
I. Elliot5J. Eddie
D. Landels6L. Hazelton
B. Keown7A. Boag
R. Deans8R. Williams
R. Marsh16D. Malcolm
L. Stewart17C. Pothan
C. Neish18
ThomsonTryEddie, Watson
NeishConMacLeod (2)
Mr I. Heard (Gala)

Despite a second successive defeat, Hawick will continue to bank on local players as the club strives to build another winning side at Mansfield Park. Assistant coach Jammie Macfarlane said: “We will keep working away. We can’t fix it with money. We have a lot of our own young kids and we have no overseas players . We’ll keep working with them and they will get better. What the benefit in the short-term is I do not know but they’re still Hawick lads and they want to play for the jersey.” He added: “Maybe we have played up too much recently the bit about our lack of discipline to the point that we have become pussycats.”

For GHA, it has been a good couple of weeks, wins over Gala and then Hawick. Yet coach David Wilson was not satisfied. “I do not think our performance was particularly good,” he said. “It is not a question of coming here and letting the opposition take the initiative, we have to have a belief in ourselves to go and take the game to people.” He added: “If we give the amount of turnover ball away next week against Boroughmuir, then we are in for a spanking. The frustration is we know we can play better, but we have a long way to go.”

Rory Watson and James Eddie scored the GHA tries, converted by Nicky MacLeod in injury time in the first half and MacLeod added a penalty after half time. For Hawick Barry Sutherland dropped a goal and Greig Thomson got a late try converted by Craig Neish.

Source: The Scotsman, Monday 6th September 2004

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