HAWICK YM WIN THE SHIELD
The annual 15-a-side challenge for the Violetbank Shield, sponsored by TN Trawlers and Murray Bell, took place in atrocious weather conditions on Saturday. Nevertheless, there was a feast of entertainment for the fans and Hawick YM were worthy winners in the end.
Annan were slow out of the blocks and, despite having a number of scoring chance, lost out narrowly to Hawick YM who scored the clinching try almost on full time.
There was a distinct improvement in Annan’s play in their other group matches as they defeated Stewartry 12-0 and Netherhall 16-0.
The Annan squad will now be looking to sharpen up before their first league match at home to Edinburgh University on 1st September.
Full results from the Violetbank Shield
Stewartry 5 v Netherhall 6
Hawick YM 10 v Annan 6
Annan 12 v Stewartry 0
Hawick YM 19 v Netherhall 0
Hawick YM 10 v Stewartry 10
Annan 16 v Netherhall 0
Dumfries 12 v Newton Stewart 7
Hawick Quins 0 v Langholm 24
Langholm 16 v Dumfries 0
Hawick Quins 0 v Newton Stewart 12
Hawick Quins 17 v Dumfries 9
Langholm 5 v Newton Stewart 0
In a keenly contested final Hawick YM put in a tremendous performance to defeat Langholm 8-0 with one try and one penalty.