Date : 23rd September 2006



Opposition : Langholm Legion



Competition : League



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Jason Luggett Goalkeeper 7
2 Stuart Kelly Right Back 7
3 Jamie Stobie Left Back 7
4 Craig Dishington Sweeper 7
5 Duncan Morrison Centre Half 7
6 Mark Bolton Centre Midfield 7
7 Andrew Ponder Centre Midfield 7
8 Steven Shennan Right Wing 8
9 Graham Kelly Striker 6
10 Graeme Turner Striker 8
11 Jack Windram Left Wing 6




No. Name Comments Rating
12 David Heads Sub 60 mins for Jack Windram 5
14 Martin Donaldson Sub 75 mins for Graham Kelly 4
15 Chris Young Sub 80 mins for Stuart Kelly 4



Score : 4 - 0


Scorers : G.Turner, A.Ponder, S.Shaennan (2)


Bookings : None


Sendings off : None





Three points were a must for Chirnside on Saturday against league newcomers Langholm at a sun drenched Comrades Park. The home team welcomed back star striker Jocky Turner to the starting line-up and after 5 minutes they had the chance to take the lead when Shennan fired in a shot from 10 yards the keeper parried it but it would not have counted anyway as the referee had blown up for handball.


Langholm came more into the game and their big centre forward was causing the home team a few problems. Chirnside eventually took the lead 10 minutes before the interval. Shennan played a fine through ball to Turner and he chipped delicately over the on-rushing keeper. After a stern talking to at half-time the Chirnside players began to pass the ball around more in the second half and this resulted in another 3 goals. Shennan got on the score sheet after a good move down the right resulted in Turner squaring the ball and the winger tucked the ball into the bottom right hand corner. Ponder got Chirnside's third with a looping right foot shot which the keeper got a hand to but it still sneaked into the top right hand corner.


The best was saved till last. Following a throw in from Young on the left the ball was in the air and from 12 yards out Shennan produced an acrobatic overhead kick that left the keeper flapping at thin air. Overall it was a much improved second half performance from Chirnside who will go into next weeks game against league champions Pencaitland on a high.