Legion fall to rampant Eyemouth


Eyemouth Amateurs6

Hawick Legion3

LEGION fell 5-1 behind by half time and failed to recover sufficiently to prevent a fifth league defeat this season.

The result saw Eyemouth pull five points clear of Legion, who must be careful not to be sucked into a relegation battle from the Border Amateur ‘B’ League.

“We’ve had a spell of terrible performances,” admitted team captain Callum Hope. “We need to get our attitude sorted out, but when you’re getting beat it’s difficult. “All the goals we conceded on Saturday could have been avoided.”

Hosts Eyemouth raced into a three-goal lead thanks to a series of calamities within the Legion defence, but Jory Robertson pulled a goal back for the Teries.

The home side then added two further goals before the break to put the result beyond doubt.

“It seems to be the long ball that troubles us,” said Hope.

Legion struck a second goal early in the second half as Robertson’s cross from wide invited Thomas Scott to strike a low shot into the net, but Eyemouth restored their four-goal advantage soon after.

Thomas’s cross was chested down by Hope late on, but Robertson’s resultant finish proved mere consolation for Legion.