Share of the spoils for top flight amateurs at Happer Park

GREENLAW v HAWICK WAVERLEY AT GREENNLAW F.C. -  SCOTTISH AMATEUR LEAGUE
GREENLAW v HAWICK WAVERLEY AT GREENNLAW F.C. - SCOTTISH AMATEUR LEAGUE

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THE points and four goals were shared at the WS Happer Memorial Park as Greenlaw played host to Hawick Waverley.

The pitch was heavy with the recent rain, but Waverley made the best of the conditions and threatened the home goal on several occasions, Taylor Hope and Craig McCutcheon both testing home keeper David Cattlin, who was equal to the task. Mark Deans did manage to find the net from a Hope corner, but the goal was ruled out for a foul in the area.

Greenlaw edged their way into the game and their best chance fell to Sean Spoor from a free kick, but Steven Walker tipped the ball round the post and the game reached the break goalless.

The match came to life on 55 minutes when a quick throw-in sent Hope clear down the left until he was upended just outside the area by Spoor, who was sent off for a second yellow card.

Waverley tried to make the numerical advantage count and the breakthrough arrived on 66 minutes when Luke Cooper blasted the ball into the roof of net from close range.

With 15 minutes remaining, the home team got on level terms through Mark Long, but Waverley were back in front four minutes later when Cooper found the net from a corner.

The game ended somewhat controversially.

William Smillie appeared to be in an offside position when receiving the ball just inside the Waverley half, but played on and ran in to slide the ball home to put his team back on level terms.