Greens hope to halt slide

Scott MacLeod has called on Hawick RFC to put a stop to their disastrous early season form this weekend against fellow strugglers Boroughmuir or face a difficult uphill struggle the rest of the way.

Assistant coach MacLeod has admitted that Hawick’s aspirations for the rest of the league campaign could be in serious jeopardy before the season is two months old if they do not arrest their alarming early form.

The Greens have managed just a solitary point from their four games to date, are yet to lead a match in the second half and have been outscored 148-66.

“There were positives from Saturday, but at the end of the day we are still bottom with just one point, it is not panic stations yet but we’re close,” said MacLeod.

“We need to turn this run around quickly.

“We haven’t really got going which is disappointing because in all of our games, bar Heriots, we have really showed something. It’s now four games in and we are still striving for that full 80-minute performance.

This weekend is a real eight or ten pointer because ‘Muir are down near us on the table. It is almost a cup final match-up because we cannot afford to let them get too far away otherwise we really jeopardise our season goals and face a potential uphill slog the rest of the way.”

For Hawick YM the hope remains that they will be able to take to the field on Saturday against Boroughmuir at Mansfield Haugh.

The embattled club have struggled to pull a side together this season, fulfilling just a single game from their opening four.

Hawick Harlequins are aiming to build on their impressive 97-7 thrashing of Forrester last weekend with a trip away to unbeaten North Berwick, while Linden face a tough visit to East Regional 2 early leaders Dalkeith.