The Hi Hi’s played their first competitive match on English soil when they travelled to meet Tweedmouth Rangers at Old Shielfield in Berwick last Saturday. Backed by a tremendous support of around 100 fans, Haddington scored two goals in each half to take all three points and at the same time closed the gap on league leaders Leith Athletic. Both sides have 59 points but Leith have a better goal difference by one goal. However the Hi Hi’s have a game in hand and this could prove to be vital with the sides due to meet at Peffermill on the last Saturday of the season. Once again Manager Scott Bonar’s selection was hampered by injury and Cammy Watson joined Corey Robertson, Nick Aitchieson and Euan Watson on the sidelines. Gordon Harris and Seamus Russell formed a new central defensive partnership.
Kicking up a substantial slope Haddington made most of the running from the start. Recent signing Dylan Tait had an early chance before he had a goal chalked off as the referee spotted a hand ball in the build up. The pressure eventually told and Shaun Hill broke the deadlock with a tremendous 20 yard drive. Minutes before the break Tait provided a clinical finish to a Szemis cross. There was controversy early in the second half when a home forward was allowed to continue from an offside position and he was brought down by goalkeeper Cornet who was shown a red card. Robbie Stirling came on in goal and Robbie Neave was withdrawn. The loss of a man didn’t disrupt the pattern of play and soon after Guy McGarry turned in a cross from Ross King. McGarry completed the scoring in the closing minutes when he headed in a corner from Auriemma.