Langlee Amateurs top of Border Amateur Football Association Division A after beating Duns
The win – secured by goals from Des Sutherland and Ryan Clapperton, with Douglas Brydon on the scoresheet for the visitors – puts Langlee three points clear at the top of the Border Amateur Football Association Division A with a record 100% of four wins in their four games so far.
Duns, last season’s champion, sits second with nine points from four games, with Saturday’s defeat being their first setback of the current campaign, with Stow third with seven points from three games.
It was one of only three league matches played over the weekend, the others being a 3-0 Division B win for Ancrum at home to Coldstream Amateurs and a 1-1 Division C draw for Kelso Thistle hosting Highfields United from Berwick.
Ancrum scorers were Gary Hunter, Sam Maxwell and David Gobby.
They are now second in the table, with six points from four games, with the Hawick Colts in pole position with a maximum of nine points from one game less.
Thistle remains fourth in the C Division, now being four points from as many games. Eyemouth United Amateurs are top with nine points after three games, and St Boswells are second with two points less.
Saturday’s other eight amateur matches in the region were all draws, including a 4-3 win for Newtown at home to Chirnside United in the Border Cup first round.
The other seven cup matches played were all quarter-finals.
Also in the Border Cup, Stow lost 4-1 at Tweedmouth Amateurs and Greenlaw saw off Langholm Legion 4-3 at home.
The Northumbrians scorers were Aaron Hope at the brace, Michael Antcliff and Luke Leah, with David Brown for Stow.
Cameron Falconer, Cam Storrar, Adam Smith and Kevin Wemyss scored the goals for Greenlaw, with Iain Little, Finley Dell and Brian Mattinson on the scoresheet for their visitors from Dumfries and Galloway.
In the Wright Cup, Leithen Rovers beat Biggar United 1-0 at home, Selkirk Victoria beat Gala Hotspur 4-1 at home and the Hawick Colts won a derby 4-0 against Hawick United.
Ronan Smith scored the winner for Leithen; Selkirk’s scorers were Jack Oliver at twice and Darren Munro, assisted by an own goal, with Jamie Scott responding; and the Hawick Colts scorers were Ross Scott, Kevin Strathdee, Michael Moir and Callum Hope.
In the Collie Cup, Gala Fairydean Rovers Amateurs were beaten 1-0 at home by St Boswells and Jed Legion lost 2-0 hosting Eyemouth.
Graham Tait scored the game’s only goal at Galashiels, and the Fishermen’s scorers at Jedburgh were James Paxton and Connor Lough.
Eight cup matches and an equal number of league matches are on the schedule this weekend.
The former include Duns hosting Hawick Waverley in the Border Cup quarter-finals, with the remainder being Scottish Amateur Cup first-round matches. For details see https://www.borderamateurfa.co.uk/