Monteith at the double for Rovers

Hawick Legion Rovers 2

Yetholm 1


AIDED by two well-taken goals from William Monteith, Rovers gained full points from what turned out to be a closely-contested tussle.

Monteith grabbed the first of his double in the early part of the first half by drilling a shot into the net after latching on to a long kick-out from goalkeeper Euan Reilly.

Rovers’ joy was short-lived as minutes later Yetholm equalised through Kevin Benton following a good build-up move.

Rovers came bouncing back and regained their lead when Monteith gathered a Scott Watson pass and beat two defenders before rounding the Yetholm keeper to shoot home.

With Richard Snowdon their top performer, Rovers came close to stretching their advantage in the second period through Monteith, and John Shankie.

In the closing stages Reilly denied Yetholm an equaliser with a superb fingertip save.