DANNY Owenson has vowed that Musselburgh will keep fighting until it is mathematically impossible to stay in the top flight of Scottish rugby.

The Honest Toun side are rooted to the bottom of the Tennent’s Premiership with just two games left to play.

Victories over Jed-Forest and Glasgow Hawks will likely be needed to ensure they are not relegated.

The scrum-half said: “It has been a tough season.

“I think we are the only out-and-out amateur side in the league.

“We are punching above our weight and have done so for the past few years.

“Now, it is just the core group getting a bit older and more injuries.

“It has been a tough season but we will keep fighting until the end. We are still not mathematically down.”

Owenson, who is a site manager for CALA Homes, has been a mainstay of the Stoneyhill side in recent years and earlier this month reached 200 appearances for his hometown side.

The milestone came as Musselburgh lost out to Edinburgh Academical before the 29-year-old was presented with a cap to mark the occasion the following week against Heriot’s Blues.

He said: “It means a lot.

“If you said to me when I started out that I would make 200 appearances and play in the Premiership as club captain, I would have bitten your hand off.

“It means a lot and I’ve done it alongside a great bunch of boys.

“I think rugby has been a big part of my life and given me everything.

“The nature of the sport is I have always tried to give a bit back in terms of youth coaching and giving back to the club.

“In my first year, we played at Murrayfield.

“We got beat but it was a great achievement and the first time that the club has had a senior side play at Murrayfield in a cup final.”

Owenson, who also had a brief spell at Gala, has been lining up alongside older brother Craig in the Musselburgh side.

The 32-year-old prop has more than 150 appearances for the side and Danny admitted playing together had its up and downs.

He told Courier Sport: “It is amazing. It has its challenges and we have had our arguments but I think my dad, Graham, is a big rugby man and he played for Heriot’s.

“Growing up, he was wanting us to play rugby and my mum loves it as well.

“She closes her eyes at moments on the pitch but it means a lot to my family.

“We both have young children and it is nice for them all to come down to games.”