But for league reorganisation, Howe would have been playing in Premier 2 this season and this result appears to confirm that they are in a different league.
The game started brightly enough for the Midlothian squad with the first score of the game and the fact that they also had the last word with their fourth bonus point try, says that they continued to play the whole 80 minutes.
Unfortunately, for about 75 per cent of the game they were no match for a fit, well-drilled Howe side that ran through or round the at times befuddled home defence for seven tries, backed up by their kicker Dominic Martin, who slotted six out of seven conversions and four out of five penalties as well as grabbing a try to make his personal haul alone one point more than Lasswade’s.
Howe were on top in the set pieces but it was the middle six who proved to be their main strike force as the open-side flanker, the No 8 and the inside centre grabbed two tries apiece with Lethangie at No 9 orchestrating affairs.
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