Rovers on cusp of cup glory

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Hawick Legion Rovers are 90 minutes away from collecting some silverware in tomorrow’s Collie Cup final at Earlston’s Runciman Park.

Rovers, who are enjoying a great run of form and sit second top of the Border Amateur ‘C’ Division, are set to lock horns with ‘C’ Division leaders Tweedmouth Amateurs, and it’s a game that even a year ago would have seemed like an impossible dream for the Hawick outfit.

But an amazing tranformation from the lean seasons of the past, thanks to the guidance of manager Darren McElrath and his second man Alex Caldwell, has brought about this chance of cup glory for the Teries.

Talking of matters, McElrath said: “It’s been a teriffic season for us, especially when you look back to last season when we only won three games.

“Alex Caldwell and I asked the players to do a job and they have responded well.

“Effort and attitude have been just great and the boys can’t be faulted for the
hard work they’ve been putting in. And because of this, we’ve been getting
results.”

McElrath added: “It’s a big occasion for the Rovers to be playing in a cup final.

“Tweedmouth will be the favourites. We’ve only lost two games this season and they’ve both been against Tweedmouth who are a very good side.

“It’s a cup final, however, a one-off game.

“Winning a trophy means a lot to the boys as well as the club, so hopefully we can bring the Collie Cup back to Hawick.”