Redskins close in on championship

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HAWICK YM coach Jammy McFarlane insists tomorrow’s encounter at Waysiders Drumpellier is just another game.

Only it’s not.

The league title is beckoning, should the Redskins maintain their impressive unbeaten record and come away from Coatbridge with a victory.

The YM need just one point to get promotion to National Division One, anything more and the championship champagne corks will be popping.

In the return fixture earlier in the season the Redskins ran out comprehensive winners by 57 points to 11. But McFarlane is refusing to get carried away.

He told the Hawick News: “This is just another game and we’ll be preparing for it in the same way we prepare for all our other games.

“In terms of things at stake there’s obviously more, but we’ll be going up there to win, just like we always do.”

A victory tomorrow could be the start of a glorious double for the Mansfield Haugh outfit, who face Linlithgow at home next Saturday in the semi-final of the National Shield competition with a place at Murrayfield the following week up for grabs.

However, McFarlane is concentrating solely on tomorrow’s fixture.

He added: “There shouldn’t be any eyes on next week’s match. Not at all. We don’t work like that.

“It’s a cliche for a reason, but we’ll be taking it just one game at a time and this Saturday is all I want us to be focused on.

“We’ll have enough at Waysiders to keep us occupied I’m sure.”