Harrow and Highfields into semi-finals of Collie Cup in BAL

It was a good day for Berwick sides in the Border Amateur League with two of them, Highfields and Tweedmouth Harrow, progressing to the semi-finals of the Collie Cup.

Monday, 10th September 2018, 16:37 pm
Updated Monday, 10th September 2018, 16:40 pm

Tweedmouth Amateurs won 6-2 at home in the B League, but Berwick Colts suffered a 6-1 defeat away to Newtown in the C League.

Tweedmouth Ams 6

Biggar 2

Tweedmouth Amateurs welcomed Biggar to the Five Arches as their second visitors of the season in the Border Amateur B Division and they needed to make home advantage work.

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The Ammies took the lead after ten minutes with Kev Lee netting his first goal for the club, but it was cancelled out on 20 minutes with a Biggar equaliser which saw the sides level at the break.

This was another game that would hinge on Tweedmouth’s second half performance and after a stern word from the management it was in evidence from the start.

Just five minutes after the re-start Lee became the provider as he found Lauder with a fine through ball to restore their lead.

On 55 minutes Kyle Wood extended the advantage with a perfectly timed header from a Sykes corner.

And five minutes later Matty Tait got on the end of an Aaron Hope corner to make it 4-1.

Tait added a fifth as the Berwick side continued to look impressive.

A Biggar consolation with 15 minutes to play made it 5-2 before Gibb wrapped up a great day for the Ammies with the sixth.

The win, their third of the season, puts Tweedmouth fifth in the B Division with ten points from their five games played. Hawick and Duns head the table on 15.

Newtown 6

Berwick Colts 1

Berwick Colts went down to a disappointing 6-1 defeat away to Newtown in the B Division of the Border Amateur League. They trailed 4-0 at half-time and their only goal was scored by J Robertson.

The defeat leaves the Colts eighth in the B Division table with four points from their five games played.

Tweedmouth Harrow 8

St Boswells 2

Tweedmouth Harrow stormed through to the semi-finals of the Collie Cup with a commanding 8-2 home win over St Boswells at the Billendean.

The Berwick side were in control throughout and a 5-1 lead at half-time put them in the driving seat.

Jonny Simpson netted a hat-trick with Martyn Tait bagging two and single strikes from Sean Simpson, Robin Brown and Grant Leiper.

Highfields United 6

Melrose 3

Highfields also made it through to the semi-finals of the Collie Cup with a 6-3 home win over Melrose.

Ryan Wedderburn and Mark Purvis both scored two and there were also goals from Michael Yule and Kevin France.

Melrose made a fight of it, particularly in the first half, and at the break they only trailed by one goal at 3-2, but after the break the Berwick side stamped their authority on the match to go through to the last four.

* Fixtures for the Berwick sides for this Saturday (September 15) are:

B League - Lauder v Berwick Colts; C League - Hawick Legion Rovers v Highfields United; Tweedmouth Harrow v Selkirk Victoria. Tweedmouth Amateurs do not have a fixture.