Hawick Royal Albert 0-2 Gala Fairydean Rovers

By Rob Fairburn

at Albert Park

GALA Fairydean Rovers finally got back to winning ways with a derby win at Albert Park on Saturday.

But Hawick, who sit pointless at the foot of the Lowland League table, proved a tough nut to crack and it was only two late goals which sealed the three points.

Backed by a strong wind in the first half, Hawick continually played a long ball into the heart of the Gala defence but central defenders Sean Guiney and Scott Main stood firm.

Gala could have had a penalty in the opening stages when striker Stuart Noble appeared to be pulled back as he turned a defender but the referee waved play on.

The longer the game went the more the visitors took a stronger grip of the game but lacked composure in front of goal and squandered several chances.

However with 15 minutes remaining, teenage winger Jamie Gullan, on loan from Hibs, slipped past his marker and drilled a low shot into the far bottom corner of the net.

It was no more than GFR deserved, but the goal was a long time in coming.

In the dying minutes, the points were wrapped up with a glorious 25-yard free kick from skipper Billy Miller which sailed into the top corner of the net.