Rory Hutton is convinced the Greens can come away with a victory in tomorrow’s game against early pacesetters Ayr and avoid a third consecutive defeat in the opening weeks of the BT Premiership, writes Alexander McLeman.
The Robbie Dykes skipper took plenty of positives from an encouraging performance against Heriot’s on Saturday that underlined again how Hawick have become a hard team to beat after two narrow two-point defeats to start the season.
The former Edinburgh professional, however, admitted performances are great but that results need to turn in their favour, which he is confident will happen this weekend when they travel to Millbrae.
“In the first half on Saturday we gave away too much ball and let them play the way they wanted to which put us on the back foot.
“We then didn’t really get going until the second half and made some mistakes at critical points which cost us dearly,” said Hutton.
“It’s about small margins in this league as I think it’s going to be one of the tightest in recent years with all the teams capable of beating each other.
“After two close losses I’m in no doubt we are competing a lot better but we need to raise our game and start turning these performances into results.”
Hutton continued: “Ayr this weekend is a tough game on paper but we know we are more than capable of beating sides like them.
“When we look back at where we made mistakes on Saturday, hopefully it will be a lot clearer what is needed and I’m convinced that we can earn a result up there if we play to our standards.”