Wins for three of Hawick's four teams as amateur football returns to Borders following near-wipeout of first fixture card of 2022

Hawick’s Border Amateur Football Association teams notched up a hat-trick of wins at the weekend, with only one losing out, as the region’s three leagues started off 2022 in earnest after the previous Saturday’s fixture card near-wipeout due mostly to wintry weather.

By Darin Hutson
Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:08 pm
Updated Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:08 pm
Ancrum's Kieran McKillop being challenged by Hawick Waverley's Euan Thompson (Photo: Bill McBurnie)
Ancrum's Kieran McKillop being challenged by Hawick Waverley's Euan Thompson (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

There were away wins for Hawick Legion and Hawick Colts, the former beating Kelso Thistle 3-2 in the association’s B league and the latter edging out Berwick Colts 2-1 in the C league.

Saturday brought mixed fortunes for the town’s two A league teams, though, with Hawick Waverley beating Ancrum 5-1 at home but Hawick United losing 5-2 away to table-toppers Duns.

Hamish Murray twice and Adamo Antonacci were Legion’s scorers on Saturday, with Sean Clarke and Nathan Gillie doing the honours for Colts.

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Kelso Thistle's Ben Rock under pressure from Hawick Legion's Emanuel Silveira (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

On the scoresheet for Waverley were Matty Linton, Lewis Robertson, Lewis Ferguson, Evan Alexander and Sam Kelly, with Keiran Hayes replying for Ancrum.

Two other A league games went ahead at the weekend, with Langlee Amateurs drawing 2-2 away to Langholm Legion, with Josh Loftus and Des Sutherland netting for the visitors, and Newtown beating Greenlaw 3-0 at home, thanks to two goals from Joe Tait and another from Darren Blacklock.

Stow recorded a 3-0 B league home victory against Earlston Rhymers, their scorers being Jordan and Macauley Steele and David Brown, and that division’s only other game at the weekend was a 5-2 home defeat for Selkirk Victoria against Coldstream Amateurs, Ryan Clapperton and Darren Munro being on target for Selkirk.

The two other C league fixtures played were a 7-2 defeat for Lauder away to Eyemouth United and a 2-0 home loss for Gala Fairydean Rovers Amateurs versus Berwick’s Highfields United.

Hawick Legion's Darrin Robson getting to the ball ahead of Kelso Thistle's Ewan Hutchison (Photo: Bill McBurnie)

Their win at the weekend puts Duns 14 points clear of Langholm Legion at the top of the A league, with a 100% haul of 30 points from 10 games. Third-placed Greenlaw are level with Langholm on 16 points but have played three more games.

B league table-toppers Tweedmouth Amateurs’ tally of 30 points from 10 games matches that of Duns, but they’re only nine points ahead of second-placed Stow and have played two games more.

Hawick Colts are also on maximum points in the C league, with 21 from seven games, one point ahead of second-placed Highfields United but with four games in hand.

Competing for the ball are Hawick Waverley's Sam Kelly and Ancrum's Sean Wood (Photo: Bill McBurnie)