ROVERS were seeking revenge for a recent Collie Cup defeat at the hands of Kelso Thistle, but it didn’t work out that way and the Teries were beaten 2-0 in this Border Amateur ‘C’ Division clash.
Two second half goals put paid to this in a game in which Rovers gave as good as they got, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.
In a first half where the action swung from end to end, Andrew Tinlin came close to putting Rovers ahead with a header from a Jordan Caldwell cross.
Sean Clark then twice almost scored for the home side before the interval.
After the change around Kelso took the lead when an attacker took advantage of a long ball through the middle and slotted it into the net.
And shortly afterwards the Tweedsiders doubled their advantage.
Rovers manager Darren McElrath told the Hawick News: “We played well enough and created a few chances, but we couldn’t put them away, which has been our problem this season.
“I thought we deserved to get something out of the game, but Kelso managed to edge it in the end.”