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BT Scotland Premiership Round-Up

A round up of the latest action in th BT Scotland Premiership.

Glasgow Hawks 46 Currie 14

Glasgow Hawks maintained their unbeaten record in the BT Scotland Premiership in glorious style, leading 32-0 at half-time and going on to a seven-try victory over Currie.

Tries in the 15th and then 16th minutes from winger Wes Henry got them on their way. In each case the pace of Richard McKnight had been important and the scrum-half was rewarded with the third try.

Winger Richard Munday set up the next try with a 70-metre dash, Mark Sitch touching down, and he then rounded off the first half with the try of the match after sparkling passing at pace involving half the side.

Hawks' second-half scores came from Gordon McFadyen and Steve Begley with Murray Strang kicking four conversions and a penalty.

Currie restored some pride with tries from Aaron Cowie and Tim Meadows, both converted by Mike Duncan, only for replacement prop Steve McEwan to be sent offfor apparent punching with five minutes left.

Melrose 32 Peebles 30

Peebles have never beaten Melrose, and they were denied today with an injury-time drop goal from stand-off Scott Ruthven.

A late try from Peebles centre Bruce Hirstwood, converted from the touchline from Scott Nichol, had given Peebles the lead, but late pressure from the homeside enabled them to pick up their first win of the season.

Peebles had led 20-12 at half-time, but two intercepted tries helped Melrose to turn the game around and leave Peebles at the foot of the table.

Peebles opened quickly with a try from Cameron Twigley, converted by Nichol, and a penalty by Nichol.

Melrose hit back when Steven Shiel broke through a gap and Ruthven converted before Scott Wight intercepted a Twigley pass and Ruthven was there in supportfor the try.

Peebles regained initiative with a Nichol penalty and Hirstwood's first try converted by Nichol.

Nichol stretched Peebles' lead before Melrose hit back in 53 minutes with the first of two Alec Clark tries, the second after he intercepted Graham Colders' pass, and Ruthven converted both.

Ruthven added a penalty before Hirstwood squeezed in at the left-hand corner and Nichol converted from the touchline to put Peebles back in front.

With time running out, the Melrose forwards set up position for Ruthven to drop the winning goal.

Watsonians 13 Hawick 37

Hawick found their form to stun front-runners Watsonians in the BT Scotland Premiership at Myreside today.

The visitors made a great start, piling the pressure on in the opening moves but the Watsonian defence stood up well enough until Gary Law opened the scoring for the Greens with a penalty. He doubled the dose with a second successful kick five minutes later.

It looked like Hawick were in full control but a foolish yellow card for Gavin Douglas left them short and Watsonians replied with a penalty from Bernard Hennessey.

The added more immediately from the restart with a brilliant move finishing with Ian Dryburgh crossing for Hennessey to convert.

Law and Hennessey exchanged penalties but three further successful goals by Law made it 18-13 for Hawick at the break.

Hawick's first try came 10 minutes into the second half when Cammy Bruce weaved his way to the line, Law converting.

Then tries by Colin Murray and Calum Farmer, as he gathered Douglas' speculative kick ahead, further increased the Borderer's lead.

They failed to grab a fourth try and the bonus point, but would have been very satisfied to have recovered from their poor opening to the season.

Ayr 23 Boroughmuir 40

Champions Boroughmuir bounced back from last week's defeat by Hawks to sweep aside the challenge of Ayr at Millbrae.

Steve Briars and Malcolm Clapperton were the chief destroyers with two tries apiece.

Their other breakthrough came from Rory Couper and Alastair Strokosch, while former Glasgow pro Graeme Kiddie slotted the remainder.

The Ayr scorers were Stuart Magorian and Nick Lavell, who also landed three penalties and both conversions.

Home centre Tony Wright let his frustrations boil over and earned a red card near the end after a tangle with Chris Capaldi, who was sinbinned for his part.

Heriot's 20 Stirling County 17

Heriot's edged out Stirling County in a fiery encounter at Goldenacre which featured the dismissal of home Fijian ace Apolosi Satala.

Satala received his marching orders from ref Mike Hall for throwing a series of punches midway through the first half.

But despite having the extra man and winning the try-count 3-1, County were not able to capitalise.

Their touchdowns came from Chris Harris, Sam Parlane and Ian Noble, with one conversion by Craig Sangster.

Ian Wilson snatched the only Heriot's try and it was Jonny Sim's five-penalty haul that swung it their way.