Rovers squander four-goal advantage

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Hawick Leg Rovers 4

Chirnside Utd Colts 4

A last-minute penalty earned table-topping Chirnside a share of the points.

In a game in which the form book was thrown out of the window, bottom-of-the-table Rovers took the lead when Ali Tripovic fired home after being set up by a Sean Clark pass.

Minutes later, Mark Philbin added to the Rovers’ tally. With the Colts at sixes and sevens, the Teries kept their foot on the gas and Philbin netted again from a Liam Hush cross.

Clark then put Chirnside into further arrears with a well-taken goal before the interval.

Seconds into the second half Colts reduced the leeway straight from the kick-off. The visitors followed this up with another goal ... and duly went on to score again.

Time was running out and it appeared as though Rovers were going to hang on for a surprise victory.

With a minute remaining, though, this changed.

Rovers defender Davis Hope handled in the box and the referee awarded a penalty, as well as sending off the Hawick man.

The Berwickshire outfit tucked away the resultant spot kick to complete an unlikely comeback.