Hawick United go to top of Border Amateur Football Association’s B division table after 4-3 win on coast
United, previously fourth, are level with prior table-toppers St Boswells on 15 points from seven fixtures but take top spot by virtue of a goal difference six better.
St Boswells drop to second place after losing 4-2 at home to eight-man Ancrum at the weekend, with their visitors moving up to fourth place, level on 12 points with third-placed Highfields United, fifth-placed Eyemouth and sixth-placed Leithen Rovers, though, having only played five matches this season, they’ve got a game in hand on the other three teams on the dozen-point mark.
Hawick’s scorers on the Berwickshire coast were Kevin Strathdee, Aaron Swailes, Matin Goldie and Ross Scott, with James Paxton at the double and Connor Lough on target for their hosts.
Sean Clarke scored all four of Ancrum’s goals, with Jack Bell and Kieran Crawford getting a couple back for St Boswells.
Saturday’s other four B division fixtures were a 5-4 win for Gala Fairydean Rovers Amateurs at Highfields and home victories for Kelso Thistle, Leithen Rovers and Selkirk Victoria by 4-2, 4-0 and 7-3 hosting Lauder, Jed Legion and Coldstream Amateurs respectively.
Gary Cleghorn got a hat-trick for Fairydean’s ammies in Berwick, with Kai Macrae and Addison Bell also on target. Lee Dodd scored three for their hosts and Niall Jones got their other.
Further hat-tricks were supplied by Shane Bonnington for Kelso and Bailey Simmons for Leithen Rovers, with Ryan Beveridge and Greg Zokas respectively netting their others.
Langlee Amateurs remain on top of the association’s A division after winning 4-2 at Langholm Legion on Saturday, taking their points tally to 16 from five games.
Defending champions Duns Amateurs are only a point behind them in second place, having won their sixth game of the season by 8-0 at Biggar United at the weekend.
Greenlaw are third, on 11 points from seven games, after a 2-2 draw at home to sixth-placed Hawick Waverley on Saturday.
Langlee’s scorers in Dumfries and Galloway were Jack Hay with two, Graeme Clark and Lewis Swaney, with Alistair Little and Andrew Whittall replying.
On target for Duns were Jonny Simpson with three, Sean Robertson with two, Sean Phillips, Kieran Burns and Liam Demarco.
Greenlaw’s goals were scored by William Smillie and Kai Robertson and Waverley’s by Hagen Steele and Evan Alexander.
Saturday’s three other A division fixtures were a 5-1 win for Chirnside United at home to Newtown, a 4-2 victory for Earlston Rhymers hosting Hawick Legion and a 4-1 defeat for Tweeddale Rovers at Tweedmouth Amateurs.
Daniel Pattenden scored four of Chirnside’s goals and Sean Lackenby one, with Duncan Kemp putting away Newtown’s consolation effort.
Mikey Gavana scored twice for Rhymers, with Scott Rice and Jimmy Bell also netting and Calder Law and Euan Gray on target for their visitors.