Hawick no match for Highland League Cove

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Ruthless Cove Rangers smashed nine unanswered goals past Hawick Royal Albert on Saturday to send the East of Scotland Division One side hurtling out of the Scottish Cup.

Daryl Nicol opened the scoring with a tap-in after four minutes and it was all Cove from that point forward. Daniel Park beat a defender and scored with a shot across the keeper and Nicol quickly added his second. Michael Selfridge then got his first goal of the afternoon to put Cove 4-0 up with just 11 minutes on the clock.Following Jonny Smith’s strike midway though the first half, Hawick kept their opponents at bay until half-time.

Cove came flying out of the traps after the break, with Blair Yule blasting in a half-volley from the edge of the penalty area. Smith soon made it 7-0, and in the 74th minute Selfridge drove in a great shot from the right-hand side for Cove’s eighth. Gordon Ramsay was sent off late on for Hawick, before Selfridge completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot.