All square in the battle of the Teries

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Hawick United 2

Hawick Legion 2

IN A Friday evening encounter that attracted a big crowd to Albert Park, United got off to a perfect start.

The hosts sailed into the lead when Kevin Strathdee found the roof of the net with a perfectly-struck free kick.

With 33 minutes gone, Legion drew level. Andrew McFarlane found Gavin Brady, who swung a cross high into the goalmouth, which was headed home by Callum Hope.

A minute from the interval, United restored their lead.

Teenage keeper Kerr Brown pulled down Ross Scott in the box. A penalty was awarded and Brown red-carded. Sub Richard Snowdon went in between the posts and pulled off a great save, pushing out Kevin Strathdee’s spot kick, but the latter darted in to tuck away the rebound.

In an exciting second half, Legion equalised in the 72nd minute when a Chris Brown shot was deflected into the net.