Strathdee shows nose for goal

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Hawick United 4

Langholm Legion 2

A barn-storming second half revival resulted in United pulling off a merited ‘B’ Division win.

In the first period, though, Langholm ran the show and after taking the lead on the 20-minute mark, the Legion men stuck away a second a minute from the interval.

It was not looking good for the Tangerines but in the second they came out with a no-nonsense look, and after taking on three men in a darting run, Robbie Kelly hit the bar with a powerful shot.

A goal was only delayed and shortly afterwards Kevin Strathdee opened United’s account with a penalty after Ross Scott had been downed in the box.

Boosted by this United then got on level terms. Strathdee again emerging the marksman when slotting away a Scott pass.

United kept up the good work and edged ahead through a Daniel Bolton goal.

United now had the bit between their teeth and Strathdee completed his hat-trick in finding the net with a cracking shot.

Speaking of his side’s win, United manager Geo Shepherd said: “We never came to grips with things in the first half and Langholm were by far the better side. In the second half, though, we were a transformed team. The boys played really well and we ended up good winners.”