After a scrappy start, the home side opened the scoring in this Division A clash.
Jordan Yardley made the most of a gap in the visiting defence to slot the ball past Sean Jack in the Jed goal.
Jed came close to equalising just before the break when an Aaron Swailes cross was met by Cammy Grieve, but the youngster couldn’t get quite enough power to steer it into the corner.
The visitors had a good spell early in the second half, but came up against a resolute home defence. Waverley added a second midway through the half when Yardley drilled home from a cut-back.
Jed got back into the game with 10 minutes to go after a smart turn and shot from Terry Marshall.
Waverley’s Davis Hope and Swailes for Jed both saw red for their part in some handbags exchanges in the closing stages and Hawick managed to hold on to their lead to record their first win of the season.