United and Legion face off in Walls Cup derby clash

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Hawick United and Hawick Legion are set to lock horns in today’s eagerly anticipated Walls Cup quarter-final at Wilton Lodge Park, writes John Slorance.

The two old rivals have met twice this season already, with one match ending in a draw and Legion gaining the bragging rights in the other.

Looking ahead to the game, United striker Kevin Strathdee told the Hawick News: “It’s a cup-tie and a derby match and that speaks for itself. Both sides know each other, both sides will be up for it, and it could be quite agame.

“W played very well against Earlston in our last match and I see no reason why we
can’t beat Legion on Satur-day.”

Legion striker Callum Hope stated: “It’s a difficult game to call. United are off the back of a 6-0 win while we’re off the back of a 3-2 defeat. But I think we’ve got enough in our locker to get a win.

“At the end of the day, though, it’s a derby game and it’s all about who wants it more in matches like this.”