Hawick hope to gain some momentum

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Hawick coach Phil Leck is hoping it’s a case of “business as usual” for tomorrow’s Border League clash at home to Jed-Forest, writes Alexander McLeman.

The Greens go into the match against the Championship ‘B’ leaders on the back of the cancellation of Saturday’s league encounter against Gala – a game that Leck had hoped to use as a springboard for tomorrow’s tussle.

“We are looking to make it business as usual against Jed as we have had a poor few weeks with results and call-offs due to the weather. This part of the season is always a bit disruptive, with the festive period meaning it’s a bit difficult to get the training group together as we would like it.”

Leck continued: “We were hoping to get a good performance in against Gala which would lead us into this game but with the postponement it means we have another week without a game. We want to be playing and playing well to keep us moving forward to get to where we want to be.”

“Jed are a good side, gave us some trouble the last time we faced them, and given different conditions, the contest could have been closer. If we play our game and stick to what we know then there should be no problems.

“Playing week in week out is crucial to momentum and it is important to keep moving forward. With a win against Jed this weekend it gives us a chance to go on a good run against Peebles, Selkirk and Kelso before we get back into league action in the New Year against [Stirling] County.”