HAWICK coach Phil Leck admitted this afternoon’s match was their biggest of the season and warned his side will be “going after” Glasgow Hawks.
Victory at Mansfield Park for the Greens could see them take a huge leap towards their promotion goal.
While defeat would result in an even more nervous end to the season, with Hawks still having three games in hand on league leaders Hawick, who are averaging around 38 points per game.
But it’s only victory that is being contemplated by Leck and his charges – and a bonus point victory at that.
He told the Hawick News: “It’s the biggest game of the year and the biggest game since I’ve been here.
“It’s an important game and it’s one we want to put pressure on. They’re going to be feeling as much pressure as we’re going to feel and I want to put as much pressure on as I can.
“We’re going for another bonus point. We’re not just going out to beat them, we’re going to beat them properly and give them lots to think about when they travel up to the Borders a couple of times again.
“If we can get a big home crowd down there and get a strong support, then I think it’ll pay dividends because we’re going after them. They’re not going to come here and have an easy ride, they’ll have to fight for every yard, every inch and every ball. They’ll have to earn it.”
And after eight straight wins in the National League, he admitted there was a hunger within the squad to complete the job.
Leck added: “They all want to play at the next level. They don’t want to play second best, nobody in Hawick wants to be second best.”