Wallace pops up with winner to sink Rovers


Hawick Waverley2

Gala Rovers1

IN-FORM Hawick Waverley ended their league campaign in style as well as notching their second win over high-ranking Gala Rovers within a short period of time.

Waverley team boss Bruce Hughes was well pleased with the result and his side’s all-round performance.

“I thought we played very well,” he said.

“As in the last game, Gala had a lot of possession but we didn’t let them do much with it by cancelling out their good passing moves.

“We played some good stuff and took our chances well.

“It was good to finish our league games with a win as I felt this was very important.”

Waverley set the early pace and after Jordan Yardley had twice came near to scoring, Ian Turnbull nodded a Taylor Hope corner-kick over the bar.

Rovers gradually began to drift more into the game and Waverley keeper Steven Walker did well to keep his goal intact in saving a Robert Noble shot.

Both sides were pushing forward, bu the first half failed to conjured up an opening strike.

At the beginning of the second period, though, Waverley broke the deadlock. Finding space down the right, Yardley sprayed a pass into the path of Dean McColm who produced a spot-on finish for what was his 31st goal of the season.

With 61 minutes gone Des Sutherland put Gala on a level pegging with a free-kick that hit the post before sailing into the net.

Waverley took this in their stride and restored their lead when Ross Wallace took advantage of a defensive error to shoot home what was to be the winner.