Rovers to the four in local derby encounter

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It was cold, wet and windy at Kerfield Park on Saturday, the pitch was heavy, and it was an end of the season encounter.

Despite not having much going for it, however, this game turned out to be a fast and furious affair.

Giving his thoughts on the match, Peebles team boss Jason Girdwood told TheSouthern: “Although we made it a bit hard for ourselves in letting Hawick back in the game after we had been three goals up, I was otherwise very happy.

Peebles took the lead in the 16th minute. After latching onto a Jamie Adamson pass Peter Connaghan hit a cross over the face of the goalmouth and former Albert signing Andy Noble produced the scoring touch.

Within three minutes Rovers scored again. Connaghan this time emerging the home side’s marksman.

Minutes into the second half the Albert fell into further arrears when Craig Edgar raced in to shoot past West.

In the 56th minute, Hawick reduced the leeway, when Greig Johnston touched the ball in from close range, and pulled another goal back shortly afterwards when Gordon Ramsay found the net with a sweetly struck free kick.

The Albert were now back in the picture but it was not to be for long for in the 72nd minute, Edgar broke through the Hawick rearguard on his own to tuck away a fourth for Rovers.

Albert manager, Graeme Chadwick said: “Once again we made stupid mistakes that cost us goals and it was another disappointing result for us.”