Legion lose out after ‘worst’ performance of the season so far

Hawick Legion's Jory Robertson is involved in an aerial tussle against this Langholm opponent as Jamie Nisbet looks on
Hawick Legion's Jory Robertson is involved in an aerial tussle against this Langholm opponent as Jamie Nisbet looks on

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HAWICK Legion boss Clinton Sharkey has described Saturday’s performance against Langholm Legion as “the worst” since he took over in the summer.

The Wilton Lodge Park outfit ended up on the wrong end of the result in the battle of the Legions, despite taking a first-half lead.

Sharkey told the Hawick News: “I’m extremely disappointed at how the game went, we never played well at all, probably the worst we’ve played since I took over.

“We took the lead but never looked comfortable with it.

“I think Langholm’s more front-to-back system suited the conditions and we continued to try to play football on what was a difficult pitch. However, that’s taking nothing away from Langholm who did what was needed to get the result.”

In what was a really dour game, Hawick never got going at all.

During a quiet opening 20 minutes, Langholm had the only chance when their striker won a header at a corner but it went straight into the hands of Ali Willison in the home goal.

On the half hour mark, Hawick took the lead with a cracker of a strike from Jory Robertson. A quick throw-in from William Monteith found the youngster who let it bounce before unleashing an unstoppable volley into the top right-hand corner.

But their lead didn’t last long and about five minutes later Jamie Nisbet lost the flight of a free-kick and handled the ball, conceding a penalty which Langholm scored.

The first half ended level but in the second period the home side failed to turn up.

Langholm scored their second goal with a header at the back post from a corner, and with the Hawick defence at sixes and sevens, added a third to complete the scoring.