Hawick Legion 3
Gala Hotspur 1
‘B’ Division leaders Legion put further points on the board through a highly-creditable win.
Following an even opening spell, Legion began to make their presence felt and only an excellent save by the Hotspur keeper prevented Cesar Bento from opening the scoring.
A goal was only delayed, however, and up-and-coming prospect Bento did find the net with a well-struck shot minutes later
From here on, Legion were in command and increased their lead when Hope latched on to a long pass from the back before rounding the Gala keeper and stroking the ball home.
Jody Easdon then grabbed a third following a corner-kick. In the latter stages of the match, Hotspur pulled a goal back.
Legion assistant manager Tony Craggs said: “We were never in any danger of not getting a result. Perhaps we should have got more goals but once again we played very well. Everybody worked hard for each other and this paid off.”