Hawick United hit the winning trail in Division B.
Linton set the early pace and were twice kept at bay by fine stops from United keeper Dean Fry.
But United opened the scoring when a Hotspur defender put the ball into his own net.
Sean Solley then put United further ahead, beating the Hotspur keeper with a powerful header from a Scott Storrie corner kick.
Then, after latching on to a Robbie Kelly pass, Kevin Strathdee tucked away a shot for the third.
And Ross Scott got his name on the scoresheet in polishing off a good move.