Shankie at the double for Rovers

Hawick Legion Rovers3

Kelso Thistle2

Two goals from John Shankie helped steer Rovers into the semi-final of the Collie Cup.

In a free-scoring encounter, Rovers drew first blood when Cesar Bento netted from close range after a John Shankie shot had rebounded off the bar. Rovers kept their foot on the gas and Shankie slotted away a second.

Thistle reduced the leeway through a Daniel Chapman penalty.

After the break, Shankie struck again, but Kelso’s David Sanderson scored a well-taken counter to end the scoring.