Great spectacle to mark Goodys last game,.
Hawick came to Riverside needing a bonus point win to stay in touch with Hawks at the top of the National league, for Jed it was a matter of playing for pride and giving Goody and Cooky a memorial game to finish their playing days on a high.
Hawick took control of the game early on when Renwick and then Davies scored early tries Renwick converted one and also kicked a penalty, Jed replied with a try by Glen Young converted by Donald Grieve. Jed came back into the game by controlling the touch line and also by some ferocious tackling in mid field however it was Hawick that scored next with a John Coutts try after 25 minutes the home team responded quickly with a superb try from Robert Hogg who run half the length of the field to score under the posts on 27 minutes, Donald Grieve converted and kicked a penalty before half time to make the score 17 – 20 .
Hawick again started the second half on the front foot with their bonus point try coming after only 4 minutes when Lindsey Gibson rumbled over, the visitors were quick to score a further try by Lee Armstrong after 7 minutes, Jed quickly woke up and were awarded a penalty try when David Gobby was pulled back when he was chasing a kick ahead for a certain try, then after 14 minutes Nua Fono-Hunt scored a try after some fine work by the home pack, Donald could only convert the penalty try. Hawick scored another try from Armstrong on the 27th minute which was converted and a short time later Renwick was on target with another penalty. Jed replied after 35 minutes with a try by Declan Wallace converted by Grieve and quickly followed this up with an other converted penalty to tie the game 39 all with 5 minutes of injury time to play unfortunately it was Hawick that had the final say when Renwick kicked a penalty with only a couple of minutes to go to make the score 39 – 42.
This was a superb match to watch Jed managed to claw their way into the match after the visitors started both halves strongly.
After the match Glen Young announced that he had signed a two year deal with Newcastle Falcons He is going to be moving to Newcastle to take up the opportunity of playing professional rugby, the club wish him well and hope to see him win a place in the Falcons match day squad, as well as this blow we had Ross Goodfellow and Neil Cook announce their retirement, both players have played for over 15 years with the club both players will leave a massive hole to fill both on and off the field.
Jed team Declan Wallace, Euan Munro, Robert Hogg Nua Fono-Hunt, David Gobby, Ryan Miller, Ross Goodfellow, Alan Frame, David Grieve, Graham Slorance, Neil Cook, Glen Young, Gary Elder, Donald Grieve, Michael Weekley. Subs Nicky Bates, John Szkudro, Scott Raeburn, Jack Sudlow, Richard Jackson, only Niki and John played from the bench.