Bonus for Quins as they see off Broughton challenge

RBS East Regional Division Two


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THE Quins were made to sweat for a bonus-point win at Broughton on Saturday.

The visitors started well and on their first attack Liam Lawrence hoisted a high ball, after which they sucured possession and Ross Anderson crossed for the first try, which Scott Peffers converted. This was followed by a second touchdown, this time Lawrence scoring himself after a deft kick ahead which he regained to cross the line. With a successful conversion the the Quins were 14-0 up after only eight minutes and were certainly well on top.

Next to get his name on the Quins scoresheet was winger Adam Hall, who finished off a good handling move by the back division. The home side then came more into the game and from near the Quins line their No.8 secured the ball and dived over for a try.

The first half scoring concluded when Ross Nichol crossed the line after some good support play by the Quins forwards.

The second half started off with the Hawick side still in the ascendancy and after 12 minutes Lawrence crossed for his second try which Peffers duly converted.

However, the game completely changed at this point, and the Broughton pack, assisted by the steep slope of the pitch, began to dominate, notching three push-over touchdowns, one of which was converted.

With the score now at 22-31, the Quins were starting to show signs of concern but with Phil Mactaggart going over for a try it looked as though they were back in the driving seat, only for his effort to be disallowed by the referee due to a foot in touch.

However, with the final whistle sounding, the Quins had secured their bonus-point win.

A club spokesman said: “Overall this was a good display by the boys although there are periods when they take their foot off the pedal and allow their opponents back into the game, rather than press home their advantage in a more clinical way.”