Back down to business for Border Amateur footballers

HAWICK’S Border Amateur clubs are set to kick off 2011 following an enforced lay-off due to frozen pitches and the holiday break.

And in what is likely to be a no-holds-barred clash, Hawick Legion travel to Jedburgh to face Jed Legion at Elliot Park.

The Teries’ co-manager Billy Brunton, pictured, who is hoping that the turn of the year will bring about better fortunes for his side, told the Hawick News: “It hasn’t been a good season for us so far and nothing has really gone right. We’re down in the bottom half of the league and that’s not a good place to be.

“However, I think we’re capable of turning things around. We’ve been without players for various reasons during the season, but these guys are coming back and it looks as though we’ll have a much more settled side.

“Most of our games have been away, so we’ll have a lot of home matches to come and that could be a big help.”

Brunton continued: “It’s amazing how things can change in football and we’re looking forward to getting a game as it’s been a long lay-off.

“It’ll be hard against Jed because they’re also in the bottom part of the league and will be desperate for the points. But hopefully we’ll get all three.”

Another side in much need of points are Hawick United who continue their battle to avoid relegation with tomorrow’s away clash at Langholm Legion.

Talking of matters, United team boss George Shepherd said: “Before the break things were not going well for us, so I’m hoping the lay-off will have done us good and that we can start to pick up.

“We really want to remain in the ‘B’ Division but to achieve this we need to start getting results.

“So we’ll be up for it and be rockin’ and’ rollin’ at Langholm on Saturday.”

Hawick Royal Albert are without a game this weekend.