Border Amateur ‘A’ Division
LEGION’S battle to avoid the drop took a turn for the worse in the clash with fellow strugglers Newtown.
The Wilton Lodge Park men simply failed to come up with the goods in giving a very disappointing show, and Newtown deserved their win.
The homesters, who looked the hungrier side throughout, scored the only goal of the game in the first half when an attacker found the net with a header from a cross to the front post.
Apart from coming close through a Scott Duncan effort, Legion rarely looked like opening their account during the opening 45 minutes.
The hosts added a second after the break but a change in the Legion formation saw them coming more into the picture. However, Newtown went on to gain a much-needed victory.
IN A game in which they never really got going, Waverley fell a goal behind midway through the first half when Mark Law broke the deadlock. Adam Smith then added to Greenlaw’s tally in heading home a Toby Culham cross. And following a Waverley defensive error, Smith scored again before the interval.
The home side continued to have the upper hand in the second half and increased their lead through Joe Condie. Waverley’s day of woe was not quite over, as Culham and Smith rattled in further goals.