Greens face ‘another hard game’

Hawick coach Phil Leck
Hawick coach Phil Leck
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HAWICK head coach Phil Leck says every game is a “must-win” as the Greens prepare to travel to Currie tomorrow (Saturday).

After losing out to Gala in a dramatic 21-22 defeat at Mansfield Park at the weekend, Leck admits that after a season of missed opportunities he needs his players to show their clinical side and close out games as he looks for a positive result this weekend.

“Gala was an opportunity missed as we put in a good
performance in terrible conditions but couldn’t find the win, which unfortunately has been the tale of the season for us this
year.

“We easily put in one of the best 20 to 25 minute rugby performances anyone will see in conditions like that but couldn’t manage to finish the game off. I would be far happier having played badly and won rather than losing after putting in a good performance.”

Hawick, who sit level on 28 points with Glasgow Hawks and Stirling County, are only three points above this weekend’s opponents with Leck keen to open up some daylight between the Robbie Dyes and the sides at the bottom of the table.

He continued: “This weekend will be another hard game as Currie have won their last four matches and like us have some lads coming back from injury

“A good result is crucial, though, to open up some space between us and the relegation teams.

“Currie have drawn with Heriot’s and beaten [Glasgow] Hawks, [Edinburgh] Accies and Ayr in their last four games and have looked a completely different side to the one that was having a hard time mid-season.

Leck added: “They play good rugby and cannot be written off just yet as there is a lot of rugby still to play but we will go there like we always do and expect the win.”

“Training again this week will be tough with the weather
causing more problems with pitches, but we will be doing all that we can and will crack on with preparing for the game and
earning those all-important points.”