Harlequins taste defeat with last kick of match

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RBS EAST REGIONAL DIVISION ONE

Duns 35

Hawick Harlequins 33

QUINS travelled to Duns desperately looking for a win, but it was not to be as the hosts sealed a narrow victory with the last kick of the game.

Although kicking off with a strong wind behind them, Duns didn’t open their account until the 25-minute mark with a penalty, which was followed by a converted try.

The Dingers notched another touchdown before half-time to leave the Quins a bit of work to do in the second period.

However, with wind at their backs, the Baker Street men started to come into matters far more, and their good rugby yielded two quick tries through Gary Whillans and Neil Douglas, with Sean Peffers adding the two conversions.

End-to-end play saw Duns get in on the scoring act with two tries and a conversion, before Peffers bagged a try and conversion.

Duns kept themselves in front when crossing the whitewash again, at which point Quins’ fast rugby saw Rory Anderson, then brother Neil, run in a try from halfway. And Peffers’ successful conversion edged the Teries in front by one point.

However, victory was snatched from the Hawick side’s grasp late on when Duns slotted a penalty to seal the spoils as the ref blew for full-time.