Sharkey hoping to lead Legion back to the top

HAWICK Legion manager Clinton Sharkey has vowed to stick by the relegated side.

And he is confident the Wilton Lodge Park outfit can bounce back to the Border Amateur ‘A’ Division at the first time of asking.

He said: “I’m obviously bitterly disappointed to be relegated, but we have to look at the positives and move on.

“I’ll still be in charge next year. I was in charge of the team when they went down and I want to try to get them back up again. There’s definitely the potential to bounce back.”

The Legion’s fate was ultimately sealed last Thursday night by local rivals Hawick Waverley who defeated Sharkey’s men 3-0.

Club stalwart Billy Brunton added: “We finished bottom of the league and were relegated and you can’t really argue with this.

“These are the facts and we’ll just have to accept it and get on with it.

“It just hasn’t been a good enough season for us.

“But we have some good young boys in the Legion Rovers side so hopefully we can rebuild for next season and do well.”

n THE winner of the Legion's £100 monthly draw for May was Stuart Marshall. The club would like to thank all this season’s sponsors.

n Hawick Youth Under-17s play Gala in the semi-final of the Gunn Cup tonight on the 3G pitch at Netherdale.