Glory beckons for U-15s

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HAWICK Youth Under-15s are aiming for a league and cup double this weekend.

Already crowned Scottish Borders Junior Football Association U-15 champions, the teenage hotshots are preparing to lock horns with Leithen Vale in their rearranged cup final at Netherdale on Sunday, as they chase more silverware.

The match had been postponed from the Cameron Gunn Football Festival two weeks ago as a number of the Innerleithen outfit’s players were unavailable as they were on a school trip.

Coached by Mick Gillan, Gordon Solley, Alec Caldwell and Brian Smith, the Teri U-15s are hoping to make it better late than never and join the town’s U-13s and U-17s in bringing the trophy back across the A7.

Smith told the Hawick News: “We’ve played Leithen Vale four times this season, two ended in a draw and in the others, they beat us and we beat them.

“There is very little between the two sides and it looks as though it could be quite a game on Sunday.

“Fingers crossed we can get a win and be the third Hawick Youth side to win a cup final, that would be just tremendous.

“All the players are available as we’re taking a big support with us.

“Everybody is looking forward to the day.”

The final kicks off at 1pm.