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Match against Heriots (06-Jan-2001)

Date: Saturday, 6th January 2001
Kickoff time: 15:00
Against: Heriots
Team: Hawks 1st XV
Location: Away
Competition: Premiership Division 1
Final score: 23 - 22 (won)

Hawks rejoice as Sim's boot fails in the final minute
Sunday Herald, The, Jan 7, 2001 by Alex Gordon


Heriots FP 22 Glasgow Hawks 23 The worm turned. Glasgow Hawks have been at the end of some narrow defeats this season but finally saw luck swing their way as, with seconds remaining, Heriot's stand-off John Sim missed a conversion attempt by a hair's breadth from in front of the posts and the Glasgow men won by the narrowest of margins.

In the opening moments Hawks looked the hungrier side and they were seven points ahead before their hosts had managed to make any inroads into the visitors' half.

It was a peach of a try. As Hawks drove into the Heriot's 22 Craig Hodgkinson ran into cover and appeared to have been well tackled when he offloaded the ball to Kenny Sinclair. The Glasgow scrum half made a part break into the opposing cover, when Andy Henderson took the pass. Henderson seemed taken aback as he sauntered past four Heriot's players who seemed intent on watching him score. Hodgkinson's conversion made it 7-0.

This made Heriot's focus. They persevered with a fast attacking game which had taken back to back championships to Goldenacre. However, a combination of poor handling and good Hawks defending prevented them from crossing the try-line.



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