Hawick Royal Albert 0
SOUTH OF SCOTLAND CHALLENGE CUP
Duns produced a lesson in clinical finishing to smash a struggling Hawick Royal Albert on Saturday.
It took the Dingers just over one minute to open up the Hawick defence, Des Chisholm blasting the ball past Chris Anderson in the Teries’ goal, but nobody could have predicted just how emphatic the victory would turn out to be.
Hawick were understandably shellshocked, but could have equalised immediately. Mark Dixon, replacing the suspended Scott Lumsden, had to be alert to save with his legs from a close-range shot, before comfortably dealing with a couple of efforts from further away as the visitors felt their way into the game.
A second goal was always on the cards, however, and five minutes before the break a cross from the left was drilled home by Bruce Chisholm.
On the stroke of half-time it was three, Michael Stewart cutting across the edge of the box to drive a strike into the net.
The second half was one-way traffic and further goals from Mark Weatherburn (2), Bruce Chisholm (3) and Stewart (2) led to an emphatic victory for the league new boys and further heartache for Royal Albert.
Ironically, the Teries surfaced from the bottom of the league table last weekend while being thoroughly thrashed in their cup tie.
Ormiston’s 5-0 defeat at the hands of Preston Athletic sent them down on goal difference.
Hawick Royal Albert: C. Anderson, S. Drummond, C. Robb, M. Cooper, C. Wilson, P. Gellaitry, B. Tait, R. Snowdon, S. Owens, J. Easdon, A. Maltman. Sub: M. White.