HAWICK Legion Rovers made an exit from the Forsyth Cup in this rain-lashed encounter.
The 3-2 defeat at home to Coldstream Amateurs was, however, an injustice as Rovers called the shots throughout the game, and expressing his thoughts on matters, gutted Rovers manager Darren McElrath said: “We totally outplayed Coldstream, who were only in the game for short spells. Although we had nothing to show for it we clicked really well and played some great football. I was very pleased with our performance as we showed a lot of fight as well. We were so unlucky to get beat as we more than deserved a win”.
Jamie Amos got Rovers off to a flying start with an excellent early opening goal when rifling home a shot after cutting inside from the flank.
The Amateurs then got on level terms, but Jory Robertson regained Rovers’ lead in finding the net with a swerving free-kick.
Moving the ball about in fine style and showing loads of commitment, Rovers were in command from here on but had no luck in their quest for goals.
Coldstream, on the other hand, notched an equaliser and minutes from time booked themselves a place in the next round of the cup when scoring with a free-kick.