‘Confidence is growing with every win’

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SATURDAY’S try scorer Neil McColm admitted to having mixed emotions on the final whistle.

While the winger was delighted to secure Hawick’s win over Edinburgh Accies with a late score, he was left cursing another match without a bonus point.

The Greens have yet to notch any extras on the board in terms of bonus points and that could be crucial as teams chase those two coveted spots in Premier One.

McColm said: “The game went well and I was very happy with the try as it stopped Accies getting the losing bonus point. It’s just a pity we couldn’t get a fourth try to get a bonus ourselves.”

Hawick have come a long way since their shocking start to the season, with coach Phil Leck instilling belief back into the side.

A fact not lost on 23-year-old McColm, who is now hoping they can end the campaign on a high and secure their top flight status with further victories over top-of-the-table Heriot’s this weekend and then Watsonians and Jed-Forest later this month.

The former Wanderers, Quins and YM player said: “Everything we have been working on is starting to come together.

“It was very important we got the win to keep the pressure on other teams around us.

“The confidence is growing with every win and if we keep playing the way we can we have every chance of staying in Premier One.”