Despite suffering two yellow cards in the second half, Jason White’s North Berwick raced to a bonus-point 32-7 home victory over Linlithgow.
The win came courtesy of first half tries from Jamie Dove and Murray West, combined with Iain Dove, Liam West and Matt Wallace adding further scores in the second period.
Now North Berwick take on East League 1 leaders St Boswells at Recreation Park this Saturday.
St Boswells defeated Duns 47-7 on Saturday. They are a formidable outfit, who haven’t lost a game in more than two-and-a-half years, and they sit just above North Berwick in the table, with both teams having a perfect six-out-of-six record this season.
Heavy overnight rain made playing conditions difficult for Dunbar’s East Regional 1 encounter with Hawick Harlequins.
They took an early lead through the boot of Ross Charlton four minutes in. Quins then levelled the scores as Dunbar were caught offside in an cagey opening first half.
The visitors grabbed the opening try on the brink of half-time after a second Quins penalty. Greig Patrizio capitalised from a quick tap penalty to barge over and give Dunbar an 8-6 lead at the break. However, the Hawick side fought back in the second half and flexed their muscles. Two tries in quick succession gave them a 16-8 lead before Dunbar conceded once more.
With the score at 21-8, Dunbar found some momentum and scored a brace of tries through Sandy Thompson and John Peebles to reduce the deficit to a solitary point by they were unable to find the winning score in the final minutes.
The defeat has dealt a severe blow to the Hallhill’s side’s chance of promotion.