Hawick United 4
Langholm Legion 2
A barn-storming second half revival resulted in United pulling off a merited ‘B’ Division win.
In the first period, though, Langholm ran the show and after taking the lead on the 20-minute mark, the Legion men stuck away a second a minute from the interval.
It was not looking good for the Tangerines but in the second they came out with a no-nonsense look, and after taking on three men in a darting run, Robbie Kelly hit the bar with a powerful shot.
A goal was only delayed and shortly afterwards Kevin Strathdee opened United’s account with a penalty after Ross Scott had been downed in the box.
Boosted by this United then got on level terms. Strathdee again emerging the marksman when slotting away a Scott pass.
United kept up the good work and edged ahead through a Daniel Bolton goal.
United now had the bit between their teeth and Strathdee completed his hat-trick in finding the net with a cracking shot.
Speaking of his side’s win, United manager Geo Shepherd said: “We never came to grips with things in the first half and Langholm were by far the better side. In the second half, though, we were a transformed team. The boys played really well and we ended up good winners.”