Five-star Legion ‘on the right path’ with victory over Winton



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HAWICK Legion recorded their first league win since October in emphatic fashion.

The Wilton Lodge Park outfit started the match on a mission and captain Callum Hope opened the scoring after taking a pass from Davie Fraser, beating two defenders and firing in a shot from 30 yards.

The home side equalised when a free-kick was headed into the back of the net, but the Legion took that setback in their stride and were ahead soon after when Scott Duncan set up Hope and he made it 2-1 with his second goal of the game.

He almost notched his hat-trick before the break but the keeper saved his effort. However, Bryan Tait kept his composure and slotted away the rebound.

Jody Easdon made it four shortly after the restart, but Legion were hit by an injury blow when Hope had to leave the field with strained ligaments in his knee following a collision with a Winton defender.

And the striker admitted he immediately feared the worst. He told the Hawick News: “My first thought was that it was broken. However, I had a wee bit movement on it which was a relief, so I got helped of the park.”

Still the visitors took this in their stride and substitute Jory Robertson laid the ball to Duncan who completed the scoring.

A clearly delighted Hope said: “Every single player played excellent and hopefully this is a turning point in the season and we can start getting some league points,

“There’s a long way to go but we’re on the right path.”