Star show the way

West Barns Star 6

Hawick Legion 4

BEVERIDGE CUP FIRST ROUND

IN WHAT turned out to be a fast, lively encounter, wind-assisted West Barns drew first blood.

Legion hit back to equalise with a well-taken Scott Duncan goal. After the West Barns keeper had put up the shutters with splendid saves from Duncan and David Battle, the home men regained their lead. West Barns followed this up with another, but Legion came rallying back, and just on the interval, Bryan Tait reduced the leeway with a penalty.

Star went further ahead in the early part of the second period before Duncan netted again for Legion. The action continued to flow and after West Barns had grabbed a fifth, Darren Murphy got his name on the Legion scoresheet.

From here on Legion pushed for an equaliser, but it was not to be – Star hit the net again to seal victory.