Nightingale gives United nightmares

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Gala Hotspur 6

Hawick United 1

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY

A FIVE-goal blitz by Scott Nightingale capped a fine victory for Gala Hotspur in their final pre-season match.

On a heavy Public Park pitch, Spurs raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Nightingale, whose second goal was the result of a superb solo run and chip.

United pulled a goal back, but Nightingale and Callum Gass extended Spurs’ advantage.

After the break, Gala continued to dominate, with Ian Chalmers and Richard Ramage solid in defence.

Nightingale scored another two to round-off the victory ahead of this Saturday’s first league game at home to St Boswells.