Deans’ delight as Legion race into seven-point lead

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For the past two seasons, Hawick Legion have been involved in battles to avoid relegation. Fast forward to this term, though, and Legion are at the opposite end of the league charts.

Indeed, they are top of the Border Amateur ‘B’ Division and what’s more by a clear seven points.

Under the new managerial team of Mark Deans and his second man, Tony Craggs, the Wilton Lodge Park outfit have come on leaps and bounds to say the least. And today (Saturday), Legion bid to get further points
on the board against Chirnside Colts at Wilton Lodge Park.

Talking of his side’s current situation, team boss Deans told the Hawick News: “It’s early doors yet, but I’m delighted with the way things have gone so far.

“We got off to a brilliant start in beating Hawick United in our f irst game of the season. It was the first time that the Legion had beaten United for a long time, and the win gave us a big lift and installed confidence into the side.”

Player-manager Deans added: “Tony Craggs and myself couldn’t have asked for more from the players.

“The guys have been putting it in at training as well as getting results on the park.

“Sitting on top of the league is brilliant, but when you are up there everyone wants to shoot you down.

“We’re well aware of this and will be taking every game as it comes.

“If the players continue to believe in themselves we can do well.”