Rover and out for United’s cup ambitions

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TWEEDDALE ROVERS 3 HAWICK UNITED 0

UNITED ended their season with a Waddell Cup exit at Peebles.

Summing up his side’s last performance of the term, United manager Geo Shepherd said: “We played quite well but it wasn’t to be good enough. Tweeddale were well organised, very strong in midfield, and deserved their win.”

Alluding to the entire campaign, Shepherd continued: “Although we might not have won anything it’s been a good season for us. We finished high up in the league and a few young players have established themselves in the team which has been good to see. We really can take a lot of positives out of things.”

Tweeddale took the lead with a somewhat fortunate goal when a David Strathdee clearance cannoned off fellow defender Michael Clark, with the ball then spinning into the path of a Tweeddale attacker who slotted a shot into the net.

The home side then went on to book a cup semi-final spot by netting two second-half penalties.