Mixed fortunes for sides in Waddell Cup

Eyemouth Amateurs v St Boswells in the Waddell Cup. Eyemouth's Jeff Collin on the ball in the middle of the park.
Eyemouth Amateurs v St Boswells in the Waddell Cup. Eyemouth's Jeff Collin on the ball in the middle of the park.

The first round of the Waddell Cup was the main focus for Berwickshire amateur sides on Saturday.

There were certainly some mixed results across the board, with the tightest match of the day being won at Comrades Park by Chirnside United, who were locked with Linton Hotspur at 3-3 after extra time, but went on to win 4-3 on penalties.

The match between Division B high-flyers Eyemouth Amateurs and Division C cellar-dwellers St Boswells at Warner Park was perhaps understandably not quite so close, with the home side thumping the Villagers 6-1.

An eleven-goal thriller was enjoyed at W.S. Happer Park, with home side Greenlaw beating Hawick United by the odd goal in a 6-5 classic.

In another close game, Leithen Rovers – bottom of Division A – were beaten by visitors Earlston Rhymers – who are in a similar position in Division B – by 3-2 after extra time.

Langholm Legion travelled to the Five Arches and beat Tweedmouth Amateurs by 3-1.

And Duns Reserves made it through to round two, going nap against Melrose at Netherdale in a 5-3 victory.

Gordon had the small matter of a Scottish Amateur Cup second round replay at Grangemouth Rovers to settle, but lost 3-0.

This Saturday sees local teams begin their quest for glory in the South of Scotland Cup first round matches.

Earlston Rhymers hit the road to K.G.V. Park in Carnwath to take on Biggar.

Coldstream are at home to Lanark Amateurs at Home Park, while Warner Park sees the tie between Eyemouth Amateurs and the awkwardly named Edinburgh side Sporting Icapb.

Greenlaw play host to Penicuik Athletic, while Lauder welcome Chirnside United to Woodcot Pavilion.

Duns Reserves head to King George V Park to take on Newtown, while Gordon head to former Border Amateur side Pencaitland, who moved to the Lothian and Edinburgh AFA in the summer, currently sitting mid-table in Lothian East.