Heaver heroics in vain as Hawick remain rock bottom



EoS First Division

Searching for their first home league win of the season, Hawick Royal Albert came close to breaking the deadlock early when Peter Keenan shot wide after being set up by a Sean Loughlin pass, writes John Slorance.

With 27 minutes gone, Conor Ramage put Ormiston ahead, driving home a cross from the right.

Minutes later, Hawick keeper Steven West denied Ormiston a second, brilliantly tipping a Graham Nisbit free kick round the post at full stretch. But the East Lothian men added to their tally in the 69th minute as Jordan Young found the net after running onto a long ball.

Six minutes later, Albert fell into further arrears as Ronald Fleming brought down Ramage in the box and Craig Fisher scored from the spot.

The Teries looked well out of the scene, but in a five-minute spell got right back into the picture.

First, substitute David Heaver scored from 30 yards – and then added to his tally.

But as Hawick went all-out for an equaliser, Ormiston sealed victory two minutes from time when Brian McEwan raced through the Albert rearguard in a breakaway raid to score.

Two-goal ace Heaver told The Southern: “I was very pleased with my goals, but unfortunately they didn’t matter as we lost.”

Hawick RA: S. West, S. Loughlin, R. Shepherd, A. Reilly, K. Fettes, Raymond Fleming (D. Heaver), Ronald Fleming, B. Mathews, P. Keenan, D. Hogg, I. Zenati.