Munro the hat-trick hero as Waverley floor Fairydean

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LEAGUE leaders Waverley turned on the style to gain three precious points in their quest for championship honours by outgunning fellow title chasers Gala Fairydean Rovers.

And, not surprisingly, the win thrilled team boss Bruce Hughes.

He told the Hawick News: “It was a very satisfying win. We beat a team who were second top of 
the league away from home, scored four goals and kept a clean sheet.

“Besides this we were very sharp and positive in the way we played and I really couldn’t have asked for any more from the players.”

The game began at a brisk pace and after Luke Cooper had been thwarted by a save from the Gala keeper, Rovers squandered a chance at the other end.

With five minutes gone, Darren Munro set the tone for the afternoon as he put Waverley ahead with a well-taken goal.

Play swung from end to end for the remainder of the first half. Waverley came close to scoring on a few occasions, while at the other end, Fairydean were kept at bay by a superb stop from Waverley keeper Ally Willison.

Just on the interval, Waverley extended their lead when Liam Lavery set up Munro for his second goal of the afternoon.

Boosted by this, Waverley came out firing on all cylinders after the break and soon went further ahead.

After winning a challenge in midfield, Taylor Hope worked his way inside and tucked a shot out of the reach of the Gala keeper.

Within minutes, the Waverley netted again. Hope turned provider as he sprayed the ball to the feet of Munro and he completed his hat-trick.