Abbotsford Albion 3
Hawick Legion Rovers 5
SANDERSON CUP FIRST ROUND
AIDED by a Stefan Laidlaw hat trick, Rovers sailed into the second round of the Sanderson Cup.
Impressing from the start, the visitors drew first blood when a well flighted Jordan Caldwell cross was headed home by Liam Lawrence.
Caldwell then switched from goal provider to goal scorer in beating the Albion keeper all the way with a superbly struck 40 yard drive that raged into the roof of the net.
Rovers kept their foot on the gas and Laidlaw, who was making his debut, grabbed the first of his threesome, hitting a second in just before half time.
In the second half, Albion fought back in style to score three times through Malky Smith, Roddy Eardley and Ross Hope. Laidlaw however, ended Albion’s hopes by slotting away a fifth for Rovers.