Derek Armstrong stands down from Biggar Rugby Club

Final match in charge...for outgoing Biggar head coach Derek Armstrong (Submitted pic)
Final match in charge...for outgoing Biggar head coach Derek Armstrong (Submitted pic)
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BIGGAR Rugby Club ended their National League campaign with a 20-17 loss at Glasgow side Hillhead Jordanhill.

The game finished one of the least successful season’s in Biggar’s history.

They recorded just one league win and ended up marooned at the foot of the National League table.

Next term will be under the leadership of a new head coach, with Derek Armstrong standing down after virtually three seasons in charge. But rugby match reporter Alistair Stewart did not blame the retiring coach.

He said: “Derek’s contribution throughout has been excellent and often he has been a one-man-band which has not made his task any easier.

“Darren Burns, who made a welcome return to Hartreemill mid-season, is not able to committ the required time to coach full-time.

“And Al Dunnet – who has made a big impression at the club through his coaching of the seniors and the U-15s – is another whose time is limited.”

For the full match report and more pictures, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.

What’s your view on Biggar’s fortunes? Share your comments here or write to the Editor Julie Currie, 3 High Street, Carluke, ML8 4AL, or email jcurrie@jpress.co.uk