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Hawick Legion Rovers 2

Kelso Thistle 2


In a hard fought game in which both sides had their moments, a draw was a fitting result.

Rovers made the early running and after Luke Cooper had come close to scoring, Jamie Dickson drove a shot against the post.

Thistle, in turn, took the lead, but Rovers equalised before the break when Luke Cooper blasted a Davie Fraser cross into the top of the net.

After Rovers’ keeper James Gillespie had thwarted Kelso with some fine saves following the changeover, the homesters sailed ahead.

Good link-up play between Fraser and John Shankie dented the Thistle defence and the move ended in Shankie scoring with a right-footed drive.

Ten minutes from time, Kelso got on a level pegging when Rovers’ Gary Moffat had the misfortune to turn the ball into his own net in attempting to clear a cross from the left.