Red mist shrouds Hawick in Leith loss

Monday night saw three Hawick Royal Albert players sent off in just six minutes, before Leith Athletic scored a last-minute winning goal for a 3-2 win, writes John Slorance.

The Albert lead 2-0 through Gordon Ramsay and a Peter Keenan penalty before Athletic levelled.

Hawick then hit the self-destruct button, losing Ramsay, Ronald Fleming and Graham Clee, all to second yellow cards. A dispute on the touchline then ensued, with Albert coach Owen Murphy sent to the stand.

The dramatic ending was complete when Craig Hume bagged the winner. Ramsay, Fleming and Clee will all be banned from Saturday’s match with Burntisland Shipyard.

Vale of Leithen look safe from relegation from the Premier Division after a 0-0 draw at Edinburgh University on Tuesday night. They play Heriot-Watt University this weekend.

Gala Fairydean tackle Leith on Saturday and new boss John O’Hara said: “We played them recently and they are a very good side, so we know what to expect.”

Elsewhere, Gala Rovers sealed the Border Amateur League Division A title on Tuesday night with a 2-1 win at West Barns Star.

Des Sutherland scored both goals in the victory at Dunbar.