Duns pushed all the way by battling Legion

Hawick Legion 1

Duns Amateurs 2

BAL DIVISION A

ONE side was fighting for championship honours, the other battling to avoid relegation.

The outcome was an excellent game in which high-flying Duns gained the honours.

However, the Dingers had to fight every inch of the way to gain their victory over a Hawick side who played their hearts out.

After the Duns keeper had pulled off tremendous saves from Peter Gellaitry and David Battle, the visitors hit back to take the lead.

Legion were not to be outdone, though, and snatched an equaliser through Steven Aries.

Duns grabbed the winner late on in the game with a disputed penalty.

Langholm Legion 1

Tweeddale Rovers 0

BAL DIVISION B

BOTH teams were going for the championship, but this game turned on a controversial decision.

Tweeddale started the better team and were unlucky not to score when Blair Moffat out-jumped the keeper, only to see his header just miss the target. Langholm should have taken the lead, but their striker fired over the bar from five yards.

The only goal came minutes before half-time when a shot from the Langholm striker ended up in the net. The goal stood, despite claims that an offside player had blocked the path of Tweeddale keeper Bob Hall.

Rovers had two chances to level from Calum Frain and Simon Warren, but the day belonged to the Muckle Toon men.

CFC Bowholm 2

Gala Hotspur 4

BAL DIVISION C

GALA Hotspur’s slim hopes of promotion remain thanks to the most unattractive of wins at Canonbie.

On a bumpy pitch, the long ball dominated throughout the 90 minutes, but Liam Hardie managed to open the scoring from 16 yards midway through a tight first half. He doubled the visitors’ lead seconds after the interval with a fantastic strike from 35 yards.

However, Bowholm were on level terms within 10 minutes thanks to a penalty and an own goal from Kenny Paterson.

But Spurs roared back as Paolo Costa volleyed home from close range before Scott Nightingale sealed the three points.