Free-scoring Quins take the spoils after ten-try win

RBS East Regional Division Two

Hawick Harlequins66

Moray House19

FOR the second week running Hawick Harlequins were involved in a high-scoring game, but this time they came out on top by ten tries to three.

Playing good rugby from the first whistle, it didn’t take the Quins long to cross the visitors’ line when Keith Richardson ran in under the posts and Liam Lawrence converted.

Neil Douglas was next to score and once again Lawrence was bang on target with the conversion.

Moray House’s first attack was thwarted by a well-drilled Quins defence and the home side continued their scoring pattern when youngster Adam Hall touched down and Lawrence added the extras. At this point, the Quins slipped up and allowed Moray House to break from the base of a scrum for a touchdown.

But the Baker Street men came roaring back with a try from Ross Nichol, converted by Lawrence.

And Alistair Stevenson completed the first-half scoring, with Lawrence maintaining his 100 per cent record with the boot.

The Quins took up from where they left off at the start of the second half as Connor Nichol charged down a clearing kick, which was followed by a second try for Richardson, who polished off a fine break by Neil Anderson.

Lawrence failed with both conversions but he was back on target to slot over a conversion after Ross Anderson scored from a quick tap penalty.

And he made no mistake minutes later as he added two points to a Douglas try.

But it was Moray House who spoiled the result at the end, scoring two converted tries before the referee blew for full-time.

A club spokesman said: “It was a good performance by the Quins ahead of their Bowl game against Walkerburn, with everyone on the pitch playing their part.”