DOUBLE try hero Kaleem Barreto and head coach Craig Redpath are hoping mighty Marr Rugby's memorable weekend win will boost their survival hopes.

The BT Premiership newcomers came from 15-3 down early on against top side Glasgow Hawks, and using their trademark fighting spirit, blasted back to win the game 31-15 at Fullarton Park.

It avenged their 41-28 defeat in Glasgow back in August.

Now after securing five points thanks to a bonus try point, they find themselves two points ahead of second bottom Boroughmuir and 12 clear of bottom side Hawick ahead of a weekend internnational break. They play Dundee HSFP away in the BT Cup a week on Saturday and then have a fortnight off before returning to league business.

Barreto (18), who only left school in the summer joined from Dundee HSFP and was impressed with his team's performance.

He said: "That was a massive win for us and we did well to come back. But we have been like that in games before and ended up winning. There was a great belief they could win it. Conor Bickerstaff made a great interception to score a try and we were buzzing. Massive credit must go to the forwards for their performance. It was good to score- those were my first two tries of the season. I am stage three in the Scottish Rugby Union Academy and it's great to be at Marr because the whole town come out to support the team which helps. We can now go into the break on a high. We were up against a mid-table team and did really well. It was the first time this season we had gone in at half-time leading. Hopefully this result will boost our hopes of staying up and help with our confidence."

Redpath was delighted and said: "That was a great win for us five points. The win was good and a bonus point try was even better. The boys stuck in and Kaleem was excellent, he scored a couple of tries and made them himself.

"We seemed to have the X Factor over them. The team has a lot of spirit, we took advantage of yellow cards and we took advantage of them whereas previously we hadn't. What made me happy was that we didn't concede at the end. Hopefully we can build on this, but we have to see what happens in the rest of the games. Let's hope some go our way and then we can push up the league."

Looking ahead former Ayr head coach Redpath said: "It will be a tough game in the cup against Dundee but we look forward to that and will hopefully keep the momentum going."