United seal cup passage, but Rovers take defeat to heart

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Walls Cup

Earlston Rhymers1

Hawick United4

ON-SONG United hit full chorus to gain a spot in the second round of the Walls Cup and a home tie with Gala United.

Lining up with comeback man Warren Law in their ranks, United took the lead through a well-worked goal. Joss Low’s well-flighted cross finding Tangerines striker Kevin Strathdee who waltzed round the Earlston keeper before shooting home. Looking the part in all departments, United went further ahead when Scott Storrie netted.

And with David Strathdee, in particular, shining in midfield, United struck again just on half time. Kevin Strathdee swinging over a cross to Rio Rashrash who produced the finishing touch by bulleting the ball into the net with his head.

After the break Earlston began to come into the picture a little more, and only a superb save by United keeper Dean Fry prevented the homesters from pulling a goal back.

Rhymers eventually did reduce the leeway but United were still in command and wrapped matters up with a Terry Storrie strike.

Border Amateur ‘C’ Division

Hawick Legion Rovers0

Hearts of Liddesdale4

HEARTS took an early lead through a penalty after having had a man brought down by Gary Moffat.

The visitors then added to their tally when taking advantage of some poor Rovers defending.

Playing some good football, Hearts ruled the remainder of the game and went further ahead in the second half with a second penalty and another counter.

John Shankie, Andrew McFarlane and Andrew Tinlin impressed for a young Rovers side.