IN A game they dominated from start to finish, Hawick Youth Under-13s notched an emphatic 13-1 victory over Gala Fairydean at Wilton Lodge Park.
Straight from the kick-off, the young Teries had the visitors on the back foot and took the lead from striker James Delaney, who hit home a Sam Kelly corner. The hosts doubled their lead when Kelly latched onto a Matthew Roberts pass before slipping the ball past the Gala keeper. Roberts turned scorer soon after when blasting in Hawick’s third with a terrific long-range effort.
The homesters continued to dominate in the second period, with Kelly notching his second with a sublime volley from 20 yards. Finnan Gordon-Woolley then got in on the scoring act when when gathering a Matthew Roberts pass before finishing well.
Jake Austin kept the goals coming with a fantastic long-range effort with his left peg, while Roberts bagged his second and Hawick’s seventh with a curling shot from the edge of the box.
Aston scored Hawick’s eighth when pouncing onto the rebound following a fine save from another Roberts effort.
Gala showed they were a more than capable outfit themselves by hitting a long-range counter of their own which beat home keeper Moises Silvary.
Hawick were still very much on the goal trail, though, with Hamish Murray tapping home a Roberts cross. Defender Olival then got his name on the scoresheet with a lobbed shot from the left-hand side of the box.
Murray showed his skill again with his second counter after latching onto a Ryan Middlemass pass. Delaney found the back of the net again when beating the keeper from a tight angle, after which Murray completed his hat-trick following a long ball from Ben Slorance.
Hawick: Silvary, Slorance, Johnston, Middlemass, Olival, Gordon-Woolley, Kelly, Roberts, Thomson, Delaney, Aston. Subs: Murdoch, Murray, Cairns, Clyne.
Duns U13’s 2 – 10 Hawick
Hawick Youth Under-13s hit double figures for the third game in succession following a superb team performance at Gavinton.
The Hawick outfit played the first period into the blustery conditions, but still managed to pass their way to a 3-1 lead. Jake Aston opening the scoring with a fine strike, before Jay McCartney doubled their advantage following fine play from Sam Kelly.
Kelly stretched Hawick’s lead with the third before Duns pulled a goal back.
With the wind behind them, the young Teries pulled further ahead in the second period through an Alex Fair penalty after Sam Kelly had been chopped down by the home keeper. Olival scored a fine fifth, beating three defenders before dispatching a left-foot effort beyond the home keeper.
Zak Thomson scored arguably the pick of the goals when showing superb control before firing home a left-foot volley which beat the keeper all ends up. Midfielder Matthew Roberts continued his fantastic early-season form by hitting a superb strike from long-range.
Douglas Shiel, who was making his first appearance of the season, demonstrated what he could do by grabbing a brace and showing up well along with Lewis Nuttall.
In the third period, Duns came back strongly, notching a second and forcing several superb saves from Ben Murdoch in the Hawick goal.
After Middlemass drive had struck the post, Finnan Gordon-Woolley rounded off the scoring with a fine effort from a tight angle.
It was a superb display from the youngsters who provided a display of teamwork and slick passing against an accomplished Berwickshire side.
Hawick: Murdoch, Slorance, Gordon-Woolley, Middlemass, Olival, Delaney, Kelly, Roberts, Thomson, McCartney, Aston. Subs: Fair, Reilly, Nuttall, Sheil, Knaggs.