Waverley and Rovers up for cups

WILTON Lodge Park is the setting for a double semi-final bill tomorrow.

Hawick Waverley lock horns with Chirnside United in the last four of the Beveridge Cup, while Hawick Legion Rovers tangle with Chirnside United Colts in the semi-final of the Sanderson Cup.

Speaking of his side’s meeting with Chirnside United, Waverley captain Taylor Hope told the Hawick News: “Unfortunately I’m missing the game due to work commitments. I’m very disappointed, but it is just one of those things.

“Chirnside have been picking up lately, and it is going to be a very difficult game for us.

“Our home record is great, though, and we’ll go into the game with confidence.”

Hope admitted that the team hadn’t played well during their last match against Pencaitland, but stated: “Our manager Bruce Hughes will make sure we are up for it tomorrow, and I think we can bounce back and get a
win.”

He added: “We won the Beveridge Cup last season and that’s a great platform for us to build on.

“It would be brilliant if we could go all the way and win it again.”

Commenting on Legion Rovers’ clash with Chirnside United Colts, Rovers’ Jordan Caldwell told the Hawick News: “Chirnside United Colts are top of the league, while we are quite far down, so they will be the big favourites.

“It’s a cup tie, though, and anything can happen.”

Having already played Chirnside twice this season and been defeated 3-1 and 3-2, Jordan continued: “They were both close games, and because of that we must be in with a chance. We also have the home advantage which always helps.”

And alluding to rumours that Legion Rovers may be folding, he added: “We will have to win a cup, as it could be our last season.”