Under-15s edge out Gala in hard-fought encounter

Hawick Youth Under-15s entertained Gala on a cold Sunday morning, with both sides starting well and the deadlock being broken by a 25-yard strike from the host side’s Daniel Halkerston.

Gala had a lot of possession and pressure, to which Hawick defended well, until another long-range shot from Tommy Patterson found the net for the visitors.

The Netherdale men continued to have the upper hand in the final 25, but Ruari Lauder popped up with a close-range header to give Hawick a surprise lead.

In the last 10 minutes, the snow started to fall and, in what were difficult conditions, the Teries held out to take all three points.