Hawick is about to go cup final crazy with the Greens standing on the brink of ending a wait of more than a decade for national silverware.
The Robbie Dyes booked their place in the BT Cup final with a 6-3 semi-final victory over holders and tournament favourites, Heriot’s, on Saturday, and will take on fellow Premiership outfit Boroughmuir after they defeated Glasgow Hawks in the other semi.
Hawick vice-president John Thorburn has spoken of the club’s excitement at appearing in their first finals day for 13 years and has issued a rallying call for the whole town to paint Murrayfield green and make it a day to remember.
“I’m encouraging everyone to get behind the team and paint Murrayfield Hawick green as we look to end our long wait for silverware,” said Thorburn this week.
“We’re going set up a club shop on the High Street where supporters will be able to buy their tickets for finals day along with seats on the buses we will be organising to ferry people up to Edinburgh. In 2002, we took 38 buses full of Greens supporters and we are looking to do better than that this time around.
“Memorabilia to commemorate the day will also be on offer in our shop along with details of our mascot for the day and a dress the window competitions which will be running for all shops in the town leading up to the final.”
Thorburn added: “Basically, we will be looking to get as many people in the town involved with the day as possible. We want everyone behind us and to make it a day we will all remember.”
On finals day itself, BT Murrayfield will open at 10am ahead of the first first match, the BT Bowl final between Alloa and Cumnock which kicks off at 11am. The Women’s Bowl and Plate finals will follow at noon on the outer pitches at Murrayfield, before GHK and St Boswells face off in the BT Shield back in the stadium at 1.15pm.
The penultimate game will be the Sarah Beaney Women’s Cup final at 3.30pm, before the main BT Cup final between Hawick and Boroughmuir at 5.30pm.
Tickets for finals day are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, with townsfolk encouraged to purchase them at the Hawick club’s pop-up shop on the High Street. Details of where the shop will be located and opening times were not available as went to press but Teries are advised to keep checking www.hawickrfc.co.uk