Historic cup win for Tweedmouth Amateurs
It was a big weekend of football for local sides, with a record victory for Berwick Rangers and a cup win for Tweedmouth Amateurs.
Berwick racked up their biggest win in the Lowland League when they thrashed bottom of the table Vale of Leithen 11-0 at Shielfield, while Tweedmouth Amateurs won the George Wright Memorial Cup in the Border Amateur League with a 2-1 win over Leithen Rovers.
Unfortunately, Spittal Rovers were unable to match their neighbours when they went down 4-3 to Hawick Colts in the Collie Cup.
There were two hat-tricks, for Sean Stewart and Ciaran Heeps, as Rangers romped to the biggest league win in their history. The other goals came from Graham Taylor (2), Kieran McGrath, Lewis Allan and Jamie Pyper.
The victory puts Berwick seventh in the table on 25 points, and this Saturday they are home to Broxburn Athletic in the South Challenge Cup.
It was the first time in their history that Tweedmouth Amateurs had clinched the Wright Cup and won after coming from a goal behind, conceded in the first minute, netting twice in three minutes (30 and 33) through Luke Leah and Aaron Hope. The Ammies also hit the bar and saw Michael Antcliffe miss a penalty.
Spittal twice found themselves in front against Hawick Colts in the Collie Cup final, but eventually lost out in a seven-goal thriller. Their goals came from Grey (2) and Fairbairn.
Meanwhile, Highfields United, after several weeks of inactivity, recorded their first league win of the season in the Border Amateur C Division with a 4-1 away victory over Tweeddale Rovers Colts. Their goals were scored by Purvis (2), Shields and Dodd.
Fixtures for the BAL sides on Saturday (October 26) are: South of Scotland Cup – Dunbar Athletic v Berwick Colts; B Division – Tweedmouth Ams v Coldstream Ams; C Division – Highfields v Gala Fairydean Rovers; Netherdale Thistle v Spittal Rovers.
In the East of Scotland League, Tweedmouth Rangers lost 5-0 away to Haddington Athletic. On Saturday they are away to Coldstream in the South Challenge Cup.
In the NFA Minor Cup, North Sunderland lost 3-0 at home to Newbiggin. On Saturday they are home to Alnwick Town Development.