Jed Legion 1

Tweeddale Rovers 2

A SECOND successive league victory moved Tweeddale Rovers further away from the relegation zone and into the top half, but that doesn’t tell the full story as they limped to a 2-1 win at Jed Legion.

Jed had Craig Hall sent off early on but continued to dominate and had the better chances throughout.

They went 1-0 up midway through the second half through the menacing Ash Langford.

But Tweeddale improved towards the end and substitute Greig Shortreed equalised before setting up Grant Wilson for the winner.

Hall was sent off inside the first ten minutes for aiming foul and abusive language towards the referee.

But Tweeddale did not take advantage – they rushed their play and gave the ball away regularly.

Legion were always a threat on the counter, with Langford’s pace and strength making him the ideal man to have as a lone striker.

Carl Stephenson aimed a shot high at goal but it drifted just over, and Langford showed good skill to flick the ball away from a defender but again the shot was off target.

They got the lead they deserved when a quick break ended with Langford cutting inside two defenders and finishing incisively across Ryan Bertram.

It couldn’t get much worse for Tweeddale and they did start to attack with more menace.

A bit of a melee in the box ended with both Mark Rathie and Marcus Thomson having shots beaten away by the keeper.

Shortreed’s introduction had an effect with the forward looking to ruffle up defenders and be direct up against them.

Despite his impact, his goal was a tap in after Craig Collin had picked him out at the back post with a low cross.

Shorteed set up Blair Meikle for a chance but the shot ballooned over the bar.

But the same two combined before Shortreed pulled it across goal for Wilson to side foot in for a scarcely deserved victory.

Tweeddale Rovers: Bertram, F.Moffat, Johnson, Thomson, Macleod (Robertson), Collin, R.Meikle, Rathie, B.Meikle, Wilson, Mullins (Shortreed)