​Jack Hay hat-trick helps Langlee Amateurs to Border Cup final win against Biggar United

Langlee Amateurs celebrating beating Biggar United 5-2 in Saturday's Border Cup final in Hawick (Photo: Linda Cruikshank)Langlee Amateurs celebrating beating Biggar United 5-2 in Saturday's Border Cup final in Hawick (Photo: Linda Cruikshank)
Langlee Amateurs celebrating beating Biggar United 5-2 in Saturday's Border Cup final in Hawick (Photo: Linda Cruikshank)
​Langlee Amateurs won the Border Cup for the second time in three years with a 5-2 victory over Biggar United in this year’s final at Hawick on Saturday.

​Langlee got the better of fellow Border Amateur Football Association A division outfit, thanks to a Jack Hay hat-trick and further goals from Des Sutherland and Danny Bolton.

That’s the second time the Galashiels side – beaten finalists last time round, losing out 7-5 to Duns in October 2022’s final – have clinched that trophy, their previous win having been in 2021.

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It’s also their second piece of silverware of the current season, having been awarded a win against A division title rivals Duns Amateurs in August’s Colin Campbell Cup final.

They’re back in trophy action tomorrow, May 14, away to Ancrum in the Waddell Cup’s semi-finals.

The winners will go on to play current holders Duns in 2024’s final at Greenlaw’s WS Happer Memorial Park on Friday, May 31, with kick-off at 6.30pm.

The Dingers will be defending a trophy they’ve won five times – in 1997, 1998, 2004 and 2007, as well as last May, thanks to a 4-2 victory over Greenlaw at their opponents’ memorial park home ground.

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Langlee’s trip to Ancrum is one of three games lined up for Tuesday, the others being league fixtures seeing Newtown hosting Earlston Rhymers in the A division and Jed Legion away to Selkirk Victoria in the B division.

Another final follows this coming Saturday, for the Beveridge Cup, in Hawick, with kick-off at 2pm, and the teams contesting it are Leithen Rovers and Berwick’s Highfields United.

That’s one of three games making up Saturday’s fixture card, the others both being A division 2pm kick-offs – a trip to Tweedmouth Amateurs for Langlee and an away-day at Biggar for Duns.

The Dingers go into this weekend seven points clear at the top of the A division, having been awarded a home win against Langholm Legion on Saturday gone.

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They’re on 54 points from 21 fixtures, with second-placed Langlee on 47 from 18.

Saturday’s trip to South Lanarkshire is Duns’ last game of the season but Langlee have three more after this weekend’s outing to Northumberland – at home to Newtown next Tuesday, hosting Langholm on Saturday, May 25, and away to Newtown on Tuesday, May 28.

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