Hawick United are one game away from the glory, thrill and prestige of appearing in a cup final, writes John Slorance.
United, however, have a big hurdle to overcome to turn their hopes into reality. The hurdle coming in the form of their high flying opposition - Tweeddale Rovers.
Currently topping the Border Amateur ‘B’ Division league table and hot favourites to lift the title, Tweeddale are without doubt a force to be reckoned with.
United have big hopes of clearing the Tweeddale hurdle though. With five wins in their last six games the ‘Tangerines’ are a team in form and are relishing the challenge of toppling Tweeddale.
Speaking ahead of his side’s Walls Cup semi-final encounter at Wilton Lodge Park, United manager Geo Shepherd said: “To say the game is going to be a difficult one for us would be an understatement. Tweeddale have had a great season and look certain to win the league. It’s going to be a real test for us especially as we are without two of our key players, David Strathdee and Ross Wallace.”
Hawick Legion are also involved in cup action, at home to CFC Bowholm in the quarter-finals of the Waddell Cup.