Heartbreak for Legion as Fishermen get it Wright

Hawick Legion v Eyemouth Amateurs (black) in the Wright Cup 2014 at Gavinton.'Eyemouth win 2-1.
Hawick Legion v Eyemouth Amateurs (black) in the Wright Cup 2014 at Gavinton.'Eyemouth win 2-1.
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A last-gasp goal from Jamie Logie earned Eyemouth Amateurs victory in the Wright Cup final, played at Gavinton on Saturday.

On top for almost the entire second half, Hawick Legion had every reason to think they had been hard done by at the end.

But to their credit, the Fishermen weathered the storm of Hawick attacks and ended up sailing to a dramatic victory.

Urged on by a big support, Eyemouth broke the deadlock in the eighth minute when the Hawick defence failed to clear an Andrew Patterson cross and Jeff Collins tucked his shot into the net.

Legion came rallying back and after Bob Lamb had headed a Callum Hope corner over the bar, Shaun Wilson squandered a good chance when blazing well wide of the target on meeting an Andrew Maltman free kick.

With both rearguards giving nothing away, the remainder of the first period saw no addition to the scoreline.

Hawick applied early pressure after the break, but it was Eyemouth who were the nearest to scoring. In a breakaway raid, Logie broke clear, only to fire wide.

Showing more bite and enterprise than they had done in the opening 45 minutes, the Teries now had the upper hand and just past the hour mark, got on a level pegging. Substitute Euan Gray, who had just arrived on the park, sprayed a pass to the feet of Scott Duncan, who produced a spot-on finish.

Hawick continued to hold the upper hand, but with no goals arriving, extra time appeared to be on the cards.

But with two minutes remaining, Eyemouth snatched victory. A long kick out from Stobbart caught Hawick flat footed at the back and Logie cut inside and drove a shot low and hard into the bottom corner of the net.

Talking of his side’s triumph, Eyemouth manager Stuart Wilson said: “We were the outsiders, but we ended up the winners and that’s what it is all about.

“We showed a lot of bottle and put in a lot of effort during the game.

“It was a great victory for us and it’s just brilliant to have won the Wright Cup.”

Hawick assistant manager Tony Craggs said: “I am just gutted.

“We didn’t play well in the first half, but really picked ourselves up. We got on top and should have won the game, but it just didn’t happen for us.”