Marshall to the fore as Rovers display creditable effort

Tweedmouth Amateurs v Hawick in the Border Amateur League
Tweedmouth Amateurs v Hawick in the Border Amateur League
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ALTHOUGH ending up rather whipped, a young Legion Rovers side emerged from this Division C fixture with a lot of credit.

With goalkeeper Graeme Marshall their top performer, pulling off a string of fine saves, Rovers showed no shortage of effort and commitment throughout.

The home side started the game brightly and kept the ball well from back to front, and they created numerous chances, forcing the Hawick keeper into making several excellent saves to keep the score level.

But Marshall couldn’t stop a piece of sublime skill and finish from Grant Sharp, who chipped over him from 20 yards to find the back of the net.

The second goal followed soon from Grieg Sharp and the third came from a well-worked corner, with centre half Martin Gibb rising above the rest to finish with a header from five yards.

In the second half, Rovers had a good 10-minute spell and came close to scoring on three occasions before Tweedmouth continued their attack, Nicky Clark scoring a brace to put the game out of reach for the Teries.

After the homesters had made it a nap hand, Rovers pulled a goal back when John Shankie lobbed a shot over the head of the Amateurs keeper following good play by Darren McElrath.

Tweedmouth stopper Graeme Cain and his defenders gave a solid account of themselves in the closing stages to prevent the Hawick side causing any further damage.