Maybe it’s time for Hong Kong Scottish to adopt the 1970s Bee Gees hit Stayin’ Alive as their anthem after Saturday night’s powerful second-half performance against Abacus Kowloon kept them in the hunt for a Grand Championship play-off place. A dogged 35-31 victory gives Scottish a realistic chance of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the season-ending finale. Four tries in the match at The Rock in Shek Kip Mei also earned them a bonus point as they cut the between themselves and fourth-placed Kowloon from eight points to four. Everyone dug deep. We got the first points of the second half and that changed the tune for everyone in our team HK Scottish skipper Adrian Griffiths Both sides have three games left in the Paul Y Premiership. Significantly, Kowloon have the tougher run-in, when they will face the top three in the league – WhichWay Valley, Leighton Asia HKCC and Newedge Club. “This is absolutely brilliant. We were down by 10 points at half-time, but we really thought we were still in the game and it just came through,” said Hong Kong Scottish skipper Adrian Griffiths. “Everyone dug deep. We got the first points of the second half and that changed the tune for everyone in our team.” Flanker Griffiths led the way by scoring a try in the first half. Scottish came back from a 22-12 deficit at half-time to turn the tables with a superb second half. Lex Kaleca, Charles Cheung and Dave Whiteford also touched down with fly-half Danny Kroll kicking 15 points. His Kowloon counterpart Chris McAdam scored 21 of his side’s points, including a try, a drop goal, two conversions and three penalties. Leon Wei and Duncan Pollock also touched down but it wasn’t enough. In the second Premiership match of the day, Newedge Club overran Borrelli Walsh Tigers 52-7, scoring eight tries for a bonus point win. The top-of-the-table clash between Valley and HKCC had been postponed until Tuesday (January 28) as both sides lost several players to the Hong Kong squad competing at the Darwin Sevens.