Few chances for Hawick Royal Albert

Lothian Thistle1

Hawick RA0

In an evenly fought first half which conjured up some good football but few scoring chances, Albert keeper Kyle Rankin denied Lothian an opener with an excellent save.

With three minutes of the second period gone, Thistle broke the deadlock with what was to be the only goal of the match when a home attacker intercepted a pass back and lobbed the ball over the head of Rankin.

The remainder of the game followed the same pattern as the opening 45 with lively play but not much goalmouth action.