Hutton remains optimistic in defeat

GREENS vice-captain Rory Hutton admitted a lack of composure cost Hawick against Heriot’s on Saturday.

The Mansfield Park outfit surrendered their nine-game unbeaten run and the pressure is now on to grab one of the two coveted spots in Premier One for next season.

Hutton told the Hawick News this week: “We’re all seriously disappointed. We just failed to put in the same level of performance as we have done in recent weeks and it was a game we could have won.

“I think we let Heriot’s into the game too easily and our defence wasn’t as good as it can be, which has been a big weapon for us in putting pressure on teams recently.”

Hawick remain in second spot in Premier ‘B’ but both Glasgow Hawks and Jed Forest are behind on 11 points and nine points respectively and have two games in hand, while Edinburgh Accies trail by just a point having played a game less.

It all makes for a nerve shredding end to the current campaign, with the Greens still to travel to Watsonians and Jed in their two remaining fixtures.

However, Hutton remains optimistic that they can make those last two league games count and they can still pull off something of a great escape.

He added: “We didn’t play great and we weren’t far away from coming away with a win so we just need to keep on going and there’s still a big chance we can achieve what we want for the rest of the season.”