‘Feet firmly on ground’ as BT Cup final looms large

Roddy Deans
Roddy Deans

Hawick may have earned their first piece of silverware since 2006, but assistant coach Roddy Deans admitted celebrations were mooted as attention now shifts to next weekend’s BT Cup final, writes Alexander McLeman.

“I’m massively pleased for the boys because it isn’t easy to win the Border League and it has been some time since we have done something like this,” said Deans.

“Yes, Peebles were struggling a bit and it was a one-sided contest but what we, as coaches, are pleased to see is the collective team effort, the intensity levels and the determination from everyone to secure this long overdue title.

“Lifting the title was great and a big occasion for all the boys but everyone has kept their feet firmly on the ground because there is
a bigger game looming for us.

“There was no champagne or excessive celebrations because everyone knows the job we have set out to do is only half-done.”

Deans continued: “The BT Cup final is next on the list and the boys recognise there is still a huge amount of work to be done until finals day.

“Attention shifted straight onto Boroughmuir after Friday’s victory with everyone acknowledging in the changing rooms that there will be time to celebrate our season’s successes after we finish what we started at BT Murrayfield.”