Andrew’s men secured their place in the quarter finals of the European Challenge Cup courtesy of the win, but he said afterwards: “It was 28-0 in the second half, and to be honest it should have been a similar scoreline in the first, so I’m disappointed that we didn’t ram home our superiority.
“Every time we scored in the first half we made an error from the restart and gifted them points by just switching off. Our kick-off receipts were diabolical, and clearly we need a lot more work there.
“We lost a few line outs early on due to the calling and not the throw, and then in defence we were just lazy for spells of the first half.
“We’ve got our five points today, which was important in terms of making the quarter finals, but we went to sleep defensively in the first half and could have scored a lot more points ourselves.
Looking in to the deficiencies despite a comprehensive seven-try victory, he added: “We perhaps switched off a little because it was so easy going forward, and we won almost all of the physical collisions.
“We were making ground virtually every time we had the ball, and to be honest it wasn’t a lot different to playing L’Aquila in that sense.
“I feel we were a little bit weak mentally today, and I was annoyed at half time, which is why I sent them out five minutes early to sort themselves out.
“Qualifying is great, but we want to go to Brive and get a home quarter final which would lead to a home semi should we win that game. So yes, we’re satisfied in that sense, but we’ll be putting out a strong team in Brive and really going for it.”
With many of his young players coming to the fore, such as man-of-the-match Ben Woods at openside flanker, Andrew said: “Woodsy was outstanding today, but that came as no surprise because we’ve known his potential for a number of years now and have been gradually nurturing him back after a very nasty broken leg.
“He’s only going to get better, and along with Andy Buist today we saw two exceptional performances from good young players. Buisty switched from second row to back row when Cory went off for the last half hour, and he is one of a number of outstanding academy players we have at present.
“He’s come through the Peter Walton school, and now we have Walts working with the first team, which has gone very well so far and bodes well for the club’s future.
“They just have to get tougher mentally, and they know that we should have really hammered Borders today and made the most of our superiority.”