Saturday, 29 February @ Hartree Mill, Biggar
Match report by Gary Heatley for The Offside Line
The groundstaff did a great job to get Hartreemill playable and both teams gave it everything in poor conditions – with snow blowing across the pitch at times – as Biggar saw off second placed Heriot’s. The leaders are now 19 points clear at the top and know that two points or more from their match against Stirling Wolves this coming Saturday would see them crowned champions. They also have two further games to play after that.
Luhan Kutze scored an early try for Biggar, converted by Andy Jardine, to make it was 7-0 at the break. Heriot’s scored an unconverted try through Nick Sutherland in the 63rd minute before Richard Bassett grabbed the winner for Biggar four minutes later, with Jardine adding the extras to see them home 14-5.
“It was a case of getting the job done and getting back into the heat of the clubhouse,” said Biggar player/forwards coach Craig Borthwick. “The conditions were horrendous, but it’s one step closer to our final goal for the season. The conditions limited the actual amount of rugby played, but a massive amount of heart was shown to grind out the win and get what we were after.”