Although battling hard throughout, a young Hawick Legion Rovers side ended up being completely outgunned by seven goals to one in this Waddell Cup first round tie at home to Melrose.
After taking an early lead, Melrose added two more goals before Rovers hit back to open their account. Sean Clark emerging the marksman in polishing off a good move involving Ally Colville and Ali Tripovic.
The visitors continued to dominate, though, and hit in a fourth towards half-time.
In the second period, Melrose continued to rule and netted a further thrice.