A SCOTT DUNCAN hat trick helped steer Hawick Legion to full points in this free scoring BAL Division B encounter.
Coldstream however, drew first blood by sailing into the lead in the 14th minute when Aarron McGregor found the net with a well struck free kick.
Five minutes later Legion drew level when, after latching onto a Thomas Scott pass, Callum Hope broke down the right and with Coldstream all at sea, fired home a high angled shot.
With 23 minutes gone Legion edged ahead. In a sweeping raid Hope was pulled down by Coldstream keeper Luke Glaspar when attempting to round the home number one in the box. The referee pointed to the spot and Hope drilled away the penalty.
Legion’s lead was short lived though for Ross Allan soon notched an equaliser in scoring with a header on meeting a McGregor free kick.
The action continued to flow and with six minutes of the first period remaining, Legion went ahead for the second time. Following a Darrel Johnstone throw in, Scott Duncan skipped his way out of two challenges before tucking a shot past Glaspar.
Legion began the second half firing on all cylinders and with six minutes gone Johnstone polished off a mazy run with a spot- on finish for an excellent solo goal. They kept their foot on the gas and duly added to their tally. A thundering Chris Brown drive was tipped onto the upright by Glaspar and Duncan was on hand to put away the rebound.
Coldstream heads refused to drop though and on the hour mark Andrew Guthrie reduced the leeway with a glorious 35 yard effort. In the 78th minute the ‘Streamers’ did it all again. Steve Waugh making no mistake with a penalty after Michael Ledgerwood had been brought down by Jamie Amos.
Legion sealed victory in the 82nd minute when Duncan stole in to net a sixth and his hat trick.