Waverley kick off New Year with a bang

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Following a disappointing first half of the season, Waverley showed there could well be a light at the end of the tunnel in pulling off an impressive 4-1 win in this Beveridge Cup battle at Wilton Lodge Park.

Looking the part throughout, Waverley broke the deadlock when Luke Cooper placed a shot past the West Barns Star keeper after running onto a Taylor Hope cross.

Showing plenty of commitment and endeavour as well as some slick football, Waverley dominated the remainder of the first half and Taylor Hope grabbed a second in slotting a shot into the net from close range after the Star keeper had pushed out a Jordan Yardley drive.

Following the changeover, Ross McLeod got his name on the Waverley scoresheet.

West Barns hit back to reduce the leeway but Waverley were in command and new signing Aaron Swailes sealed victory by netting a fourth.

Waverley midfield ace Jason Inglis, who has spent the past few seasons in East of Scotland and Lowland League football with Gala Fairydean and Selkirk, said of Waverley’s fine win: “It’s the best we’ve played for a while. Our goalkeeper Kerr Brown had only two saves to make and we were always on top. We perhaps should have won by more goals, however, we did score four, got a win and beat a decent West Barns side so you have to be pleased with that.”