Legion in right fettle for final

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Duns is the venue and the final of the Wright Cup is the occasion.

And in the middle of it all are Hawick Legion and Eyemouth Amateurs, who are set to lock horns in a silverware battle.

Under the guidance of manager Mark Deans and his second man Tony Craggs, Legion have been firing on all cylinders all season, and they currently top the Border Amateur League Division B table.

A win on Saturday is certainly within Legion’s grasp.

Team boss Deans told the Hawick News: “The boys are buzzing and can’t wait for Saturday to come.

“It’s the same for Tony Craggs and myself as it’s the first time we have been involved in a cup final as managers.

“We beat Eyemouth 3-1 away from home in a league game earlier in the season, so we know what they have to offer in terms of play.

“One of Eyemouth’s strengths is that they have two big guys in defence who win everything in the air, so we will be keeping the ball on the deck.

“Unfortunately, we have Liam Lavery and Stevie Lowe missing through suspension and they will be a miss.

“However, we have a very good squad of players who can all do a job and we go into the final with a quiet confidence and hopefully get the silverware”.

Hawick Royal Albert are also involved in cup action, taking on Heriot-Watt University in the second round of the South of Scotland Challenge Cup at Albert Park.

Albert coach Davie Aitkin said: “It will be a difficult game for us as Heriot-Watt have been getting some good results lately. We got a good win in our last game, though, when beating Eyemouth United, and this gave the players a lift. It’s a cup tie and we are at home so if we go out with the right attitude we could perhaps do something. It would be good to get a run in a cup, but doing well in the league is our main aim.”