HAWICK Royal Albert boss Lawrie Dunn is hoping lightning can strike twice as he aims to topple Ormiston for the second time this season.
Royalists have won just a single game in the current campaign and Dunn is looking to notch up number two.
He told the Hawick News this week: “We’re trying hard to get away from the bottom of the league and we’re desperate for a win.
“In recent games we’ve been playing the top teams in the league, but Ormiston are in a low position like ourselves so this is a great chance for us to do something.
“A win would be a real boost to the players as they’ve been trying hard and deserve a result.
“It will be all about what happens on the day, but we’ve beaten them once so we can beat them again.”
Meanwhile, Hawick Waverley are in action as they hit the road into the heart of Lanarkshire to face Law Hearts in the fourth round of the South of Scotland Cup.
But manager Bruce Hughes admitted they were in the dark about their opponents. He said: “I know nothing at all about Law Hearts so we’re playing against the unknown.
“The South of Scotland Cup is a big competition so we’ve a lot to play for and the boys are looking forward to the game.
“It’s also a chance for us to bounce back from last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Pencaitland.
“I think the score was false though as we were the better side, but we just couldn’t put away our chances.
“This is something we’ll really have to improve on for Saturday’s game.
“We’re playing well enough, we just need to start hitting the net more often and punishing sides.”