Super-sub Simpson nets twice as Gordon lift the Walls Cup

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Gordon won the Walls Cup in the Border Amateur League on Saturday when they beat Biggar 3-2 in the final at Peebles.

Gordon, who are still in with a shout of the B League championship, and who play local rivals Greenlaw in the final of the Waddell Cup this weekend, picked up their first piece of silverware for the season when they came from behind to win.

And it was substitute Danny Simpson who was the hero of the hour, coming off the bench and netting twice after the Berwickshire side found themselves 2-1 down.

Gordon took the lead in what was a tense match, but Biggar always looked a dangerous side and after levelling at 1-1 they scored again to go 2-1 in front. The game changed when Simpson was introduced and he struck twice to give his side the trophy.

Gordon now go on to face Greenlaw in the final of the Waddell Cup this Saturday, at Greenlaw.

And they must face Biggar again the following weekend (May 17) in what could be a crunch league fixture.

* In the A League there were mixed fortunes for Leithern Rovers and Stow, who played each other twice in the space of four days.

On Saturday Leithen won 2-1 at home, but on Tuesday it was Stow who won their home fixture by the same scoreline.

In the Beveridge Cup, Hawick Waverley beat West Barns Star 3-2 after extra-time in the quarter-finals, but lost out to Gala FR in the semi’s 0-2 on Tuesday. Gala now meet Newtown in the final at Greenlaw on Friday, May 16.