BORDER AMATEUR ‘C’ DIVISION
Hawick Legion Rovers1
Chirnside United Colts3
ALTHOUGH having their moments, Legion Rovers ended up on the wrong end of the result.
Rovers began in a promising manner and player-manager Luke Cooper almost gave his side the lead in the opening minutes when blasting a pass from Neil Storey over the bar.
In near-perfect conditions, Rovers kept up the good work and Chay Caldwell twice almost found the net in a minute.
The Rovers youngster firstly had an effort pushed out by Chirnside keeper David Lugget, and then had a shot somewhat fortunately diverted round the post by Ryan Blaikie.
With 18 minutes gone, Rovers opened the scoring.
A perfectly-executed Scott Clarkson overhead kick put Cooper in the clear and keeping his cool, the Legion striker rounded the advancing Lugget and stuck the ball in the net.
Six minutes later, Lee Campbell put Chirnside on a level pegging with a well-taken goal.
In the early part of the second half, Lugget prevented Rovers from regaining their lead in pulling off great saves from Cooper and Clarkson.
After Paul Blacklock and Colin Donaldson both saw efforts rebound off the woodwork for Chirnside, Jamie Mitchell put the Berwickshire outfit ahead in the 79th minute.
Seconds from time, after Miller had fluffed a clearance, Donaldson added to Chirnside’s tally.
Giving his thoughts on the game, Rovers team boss Luke Cooper told the Hawick News: “We started well enough and after scoring a goal I thought we could go on and get a result.
“However, we just never got going the way we should have.
“And although the Chirnside keeper had a couple of good saves, we were disappointing in the second half and this cost us the game.”