Double disappointment for young Teries

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THERE was disappointment all round for Hawick Youth on Sunday at the Borders Festival of Football.

The under-13 Teries who contested the Jack Gilchrist Cup lost out to Gala Fairydean after extra-time.

And their older clubmates, the under-17s, were edged out by a strong Duns outfit in the Chris Doyle Cup.

First up were the under-13s and in the tightest of cup finals, the Fairydean shaded it on home turf thanks to a Dan Hill extra-time goal.

The Teries had started the game in perfect style, with an early strike from Matthew Linton.

But Nathan Henderson equalised from the back post to put the game into extra-time.

In a tense extra period, both teams went close to scoring, before Hill’s close-range shot squeezed into the net.

Hawick’s under-17s had won the league the previous week with a win against Duns, but the Dingers gained their revenge thanks to a Daniel Pattenden double.

Hawick took the lead when Dale Whillans converted a spot-kick after Steven Drummond was adjudged to have been fouled midway through the first half.

But within minutes, Pattenden had equalised with a fine finish past Kerr Brown in the Hawick goal.

Duns created the better chances during the second period, with Robbie Aitchison and Pattenden guilty of firing wide with the goal at their mercy.

Extra time was looming until Aitchison made up for his earlier miss with a low shot across Brown five minutes from the end.

And two minutes later, Pattenden used his pace and power to breeze past four Hawick defenders and round Brown to tap into the empty net for a superb individual goal.