Try scorer Hawke praises squad after narrow defeat

07th February 2015

Centre Matt Hawke praised the effort of the entire squad after today’s narrow 17-25 defeat to Bristol at Richmond Athletic Ground.

The Australian scored an impressive first half try before hooker Adam Kwasnicki went over after the interval but the Scots didn’t quite have enough to beat Andy Robinson’s side.

“You can’t fault the effort from our boys today,” Hawke said. 

“Bristol are a really good outfit and hopefully we will see them in the play-offs.

“For long periods of the game we were level and it was try for try but they just got away at the end which is frustrating.

“They executed their chances really well.”

Both Scottish tries were training ground moves which were executed to perfection and delighted former Brumbies player Hawke.

“We work really hard on everything during the week and they both came off nicely which was great.

“We’ll keep working and hopefully we can get more tries from similar positions.”

New coaches Tim Payne and Phil Greening saw a gutsy performance for their first home matches and Hawke has been impressed with their impact to date.

He added: “The new coaches have been really good, there’s a good vibe in the camp as we’ve been on a winning run.

“We’ve all had to get on with our jobs and you can see with the performances that it’s all coming together.”

Scottish now head to Plymouth next Sunday as they attempt to return to winning ways and consolidate third place in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Hawke says the squad are fully focused on securing a victory to build on what has already been an encouraging start to 2015.

He said: “We can take a lot from the win at Bedford last week which was a great performance to go into future away games with.

“We’ll all work massively hard next week and focus on getting five points in our pursuit of the play-offs.”

For more reaction and a full match report, click here.

London Scottish host Moseley at Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday, February 21, 3pm kick-off. 

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