Hawick Waverley 5-4 Hawick Legion

Hawick Waverley v Hawick Legion
Hawick Waverley v Hawick Legion



Following a recent ding dong battle in the Waddell Cup which saw Hawick Legion emerge victors in extra time, this Border Amateur A division clash had all the makings of being another thriller.

Thanks to a last gasp dramatic goal it was Waverley who gained the bragging rights this time around but the result could well have went either way.

Waverley sailed into the lead with just four minutes gone when defender Chris Dunne steered the ball into the net with his head on meeting a lay off following a long Scott Craig throw in.

Six minutes later Waverley went further ahead when Jamie Richardson swung a free kick into the goalmouth which the Legion rear guard failed to clear and the ball broke to Craig who shot home.

Legion were looking shell shocked at this stage and in the 18th minute fell further behind when a quicksilver passing movement involving Luke Cooper and Jordan Yardley ended in the latter latching on to a return pass to score.

Waverley were looking the likelier side by far but Legion then showed their mettle when Chay Caldwell latched onto a Simon Philbin free kick and placed a shot out of the reach of Waverley keeper Kerr Brown.

Waverley added to their tally in the 36th minute. Legion were caught cold at the back by a long Brown clearance and Yardley took full advantage.

Just on half time Jamie Richardson almost got his name on the Waverley score sheet in hitting the bar with a thundering free kick.

Following the changeover Legion began to make their mark in the game and their efforts eventually paid off when Sean Owens reduced the leeway in shooting home.

Spurred on by this Legion duly pulled a further goal back.

Caldwell found Philbin with a cross and the latter drilled the ball into the net.

Legion’s dramatic revival continued with four minutes of the game to go. Scott Duncan notching an equaliser in scoring direct from a corner kick.

The drama however was not quite over though, for seconds from time yet another goal arrived.

Davis Hope put victory Waverley’s way by popping up at the back post to stick a shot into the net from a long Craig throw in.