Haddington are the current candidates for having to play-off to avoid the League drop, but comparing the two clubs’ performances in the Regional Cup these past two months, the East Lothian side and supporters must have pencilled in this fixture as the first step to lifting themselves out of danger.
There was some grounds for this hope when the visitors put on 13 points in the first 10 minutes without reply starting with a prop forward’s try from a five-metre line-out, grounded by Cockburn and converted by Bell. With the wind at their backs they were able to stay in the home half for Bell to add two more penalties.
Marginally on top up front and beginning to contain the visitors’ main threat in the centre, Lasswade did not panic and mounted their own offensive.
Concerted effort should have been rewarded on the 15-minute mark when Robertson drove over from the back of a ruck but on the wrong side for the referee.
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