Points are vital for Hawick pair

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Hawick Waverley and Hawick United are both on the lookout for much-needed wins for contrasting reasons in their respective league games this afternoon, writes John Slorance.

Third bottom of the Border Amateur ‘A’ Division, Waverley are gunning for points to improve their lowly position.

The Tangerines, on the other hand, are searching for a victory to keep their hopes alive in their quest for promotion into the ‘A’ Division.

Waverley cross swords with Chirnside United at Wilton Lodge Park, and Waverley manager Mick Hope told the Hawick News: “It’s desperate times for us. We really need to win as 
every point is vital. I was very disappointed with our performance in our last game when we lost 1-0 to Hawick Legion. We just didn’t show the grit and desire that was needed and that’s not good enough. I really need the players to show me what they are made of on Saturday.”

United make a trip to the seaside to meet Eyemouth Amateurs in ‘B’ Division.

United player Ryan Shepherd said: “Eyemouth are a good side and are difficult to beat at home.

“Having said that, however, United have a great away record against Eyemouth as we have won our last three games there and hopefully the same will happen again on Saturday. We will certainly be doing our best to do this.”

Elsewhere on the local amateur scene, Legion are away to Stow in an ‘A’ Division match.