Heriot-Watt claim promotion with amazing fightback

Heriot-Watt University celebrate promotion to the Central Taxis Premier Division
Heriot-Watt University celebrate promotion to the Central Taxis Premier Division
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Heriot-Watt University clinched a place back in the Central Taxis Premier Division in dramatic fashion as three late goals at Eyemouth secured the second promotion slot.

With 25 minutes left to play at Warner Park, the students’ hopes were hanging by a thread with the hosts leading 2-0.

But, like they did against the same opposition last month when they were losing by the same scoreline only to score seven goals in the last half hour, Watt refused to be beaten and goals from Neal Laurenson, Elliot Sutherland and Andy Forbes completed a sensational turnaround.

“It’s been a long, hard season but the character from the boys was tremendous,” said Watt head-coach Chris Smith.

“Over the last few games, we’ve got the results. And, over the course of the season, I think we have deserved the promotion.”

Smith, whose side will be joined in the top flight by champions Peebles Rovers next season, added: “I knew the Duns score and was a little anxious about that, because we knew we couldn’t afford to drop points, but we kept going till the end and we can look forward to the Premier Division now.”

In the other fixture, goals from George Cunningham and Joe Murray were not enough for Ormiston as they lost 4-2 to third-placed Duns at Recreation Park.