CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 4th November 2006

 

 

Opposition : Hawick Legion

 

 

Competition : League

 

 

Location : Home

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

No. Name Position Rating
1 Jason Lugget Goalkeeper 7
2 Chris Cowe Right Back 7
3 Jamie Stobie Left Back 7
4 Duncan Morrison Sweeper 8
5 Gary Logan Centre Half 7
6 Craig Dishington Centre Midfield 6
7 Andrew Ponder Centre Midfield 6
8 Steven Shennan Right Wing 8
9 Des McKinnon Striker 6
10 Graeme Turner Striker 4
11 Jack Windram Left Wing 7

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 David Heads . .
14 Steven Christie Sub for A.Ponder 85 mins 3
15 Chris Young Sub for J.Stobie 75 mins 4
16 Graham Kelly . .

 

 

Score : 4 - 1

 

Scorers : D.McKinnon, S.Shennan 2, J.Windram

 

Bookings : 1

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Hawick Legion were the visitors to Comrades Park on Saturday for this league encounter. The home team were without Bolton and Kelly due to suspension so in came McKinnon and Cowe, the latter making his first start since coming out of retirement.

 

Chirnside kicked off with the wind in first half and came close to opening the scoring early on through Turner but he shot wide. Hawick were playing with five in midfield and had the bulk of the possesion in the opening 20 minutes without really creating any clear cut chances. Chirnside opened the scoring after 25 minutes, Stobie's long speculative clearance was totally misjudged by the away keeper and McKinnon had the simplest of tasks of rolling the ball into the empty net.

 

The home team, buoyed on by that first goal added a second just before half-time when the prolific Shennan found himself one on one with the keeper and he made no mistake from 10 yards. The second half kicked off with Chirnside again looking the more dangerous of the two teams. It was no surprise that the home team added a third with Shennan again slotting home. After this goal Hawick began to look more threatening and after nice interplay on the edge of the box the centre half saw his shot saved by Lugget and the away striker was quickest to react to make the score 3-1.

 

That goal acted as a wake up call to Chirnside and they should've added further goals but both Turner and Windram missed gilt-edged opportunities. They did however add a fourth late on when Windram made amends for his earlier miss by heading home unmarked past the Legion keeper.

 

Chirnside will be happy with another three points which keeps them in the hunt for the league. Next Saturday they travel to Pencaitland for the semi-final of the Border Cup.