Cup finals coming up for Hawick Colts, Hawick United, Stow and Langlee Amateurs

Three cup finals are being contested by Border Amateur Football Association sides this weekend, two on Friday and one on Saturday.

By Darin Hutson
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 8:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 11:13 am
Michael Cockburn scored two goals for Leithen Rovers barely a minute apart on Tuesday as they beat Jed Legion 4-1, with Bailey Simmons getting their others (Pic: Bill McBurnie)
Michael Cockburn scored two goals for Leithen Rovers barely a minute apart on Tuesday as they beat Jed Legion 4-1, with Bailey Simmons getting their others (Pic: Bill McBurnie)

Friday’s finals, both kicking off at 7pm, see Hawick Colts go up against Berwick Colts for the Sanderson Cup at Selkirk’s Yarrow Park and Hawick United facing off against Eyemouth United Amateurs at Earlston’s Runciman Park for the Forsyth Cup.

Langlee Amateurs will play Stow for the Waddell Cup at Greenlaw’s WS Happer Memorial Park on Saturday, with kick-off at 3pm.

Langlee have been in possession of that trophy since beating Tweedmouth Amateurs 6-3 back in May 2019 but haven’t had a chance to defend it until now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jed Legion's Steven Anderson going up against Leithen Rovers' Andrew Edmiston (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

This weekend’s hat-trick of cup finals follow four semi-finals in other competitions last Saturday.

Langlee booked a spot in finals on successive weekends by beating Greenlaw 3-2 at home after extra time in the Beveridge Cup’s semis.

They’ll be up against Chirnside United, 7-2 victors at home in their semi against Hawick United at the weekend, at New Hawthorn Park in Duns on Friday, May 13, at 7pm.

Des Sutherland, Danny Simpson and Shaun Hardie scored for Langlee, with Thomas Hume and William Smillie netting for their visitors.

Stow's Andrew Callow getting ahead of Jed Legion's Jamie Milner in their sides' Walls Cup semi-final at Ancrum on Saturday (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

Daniel Pattenden scored four for Chirnside and Joe Condy got three, with Rab McPherson and Lewis Muir netting for Hawick United.

Stow and Tweedmouth Amateurs set up a Walls Cup final face-off at a venue yet to be decided on Saturday, May 14, after beating Jed Legion 3-1 away and Biggar United 4-3 away respectively in their semis at the weekend.

Jordan Steele scored twice for Stow against their Jedburgh opponents at Ancrum, with Fraser Jackson putting away their other and Stephen Davidson replying.

Three league fixtures were also played on Saturday – a 5-0 A division victory for Langholm Legion at home to Tweeddale Rovers, a 3-2 home win for Leithen Rovers against Earlston Rhymers in the B division and a 3-0 C division defeat for Gala Fairydean Rovers Amateurs hosting Eyemouth.

Evan Alexander on the ball for Hawick Waverley against Hawick United last Thursday night (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

They followed five league fixtures last Thursday night – a 1-0 home win for Langlee against Tweeddale Rovers and 4-1 away success for Hawick Waverley versus Hawick United in the A division; a 7-2 win for Stow at Coldstream Amateurs and 2-1 victory for Earlston at Biggar in the B division; and a 2-1 C division defeat for Lauder at home to Spittal Rovers.

Five more were played last night, including two apiece in the A and B divisions yielding 21 goals between them.

The former were a 6-1 win for Newtown at Chirnside United and a 5-0 home victory for Langlee against Hawick United and the latter 4-1 home defeats for Gala Hotspur versus Stow and Jed Legion hosting Leithen Rovers.

Hawick Colts’ trip south of the border to Berwick’s Highfields United resulted in a goalless draw, gifting the C division title to another Northumbrian team, Spittal Rovers, in their first season back in the league after almost 30 years out.

Spittal are now the only unbeaten league side in any of the three divisions, having won 12 of their games to date, with two left to play, and drawn two.