Stirling University 1-1 Hawick Royal Albert

football in net
football in net

Ten man Royal Albert pulled out the stops to earn a more than worthy draw against a Stirling side that included several Lowland League players.

An evenly fought first half failed to produce a goal.

After the changeover however the Albert took the lead.

Fergus Lockhart found Alieu Badara Faye with a header and Hawick’s top goal scorer shrugged off a challenge from a defender and then coolly ghosted round the University keeper to shoot into an empty net.

With 28 minutes remaining Hawick were reduced to ten men when Blake Wales was shown a second yellow card.

Shortly after this the students equalised.

Almost on time the Stirling keeper denied the Albert a winner in pulling off a great save from a Gavin Pettigrew header.

Hawick’s Barry Campbell, who is in charge of football operations within the Hawick club, said of the game: “It’s good to get a point at Stirling but it could well have been three.

“In fact the players are very frustrated not to have got a win as they felt they deserved one.

“Credit goes the way to all of the boys for they played some good football as well as showing a lot of character.”