CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 18th November 2006

 

 

Opposition : Kirkfieldbank

 

 

Competition : South Cup

 

 

Location : Home

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Des McKinnon On for G.Kelly 60 mins 6
14 Jack Windram On for M.Bolton 70 mins 5
15 Chris Young On for J.Stobie 70 mins 5

 

 

Score : 11 - 2

 

Scorers : Shennan 4, G.Kelly 2, Logan, Bolton, Ponder, McKinnon 2

 

Bookings : 1

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside hosted the first round game of the South of Scotland Cup on Saturday at Comrades Park against a little known South Lanarkshire side called Kirkfieldbank.

 

With not much being known about the opposition Chirnside started the game cautiously and kept things tight for the first 15mins.  The first chance of the game was to fall to Turner when he went through on goal with just the keeper to beat he managed to blast well over the bar.  Chirnside finally made the break through after a corner was flighted in by Turner to the back post where G.Kelly was waiting to bundle the ball over the line to make it 1-0 to the home side.  This seemed to spur the South Lanarkshire Side on and they started to knock the ball about well and were to enjoy their best spell of the match.  Their spell of good play was finally rewarded when a free kick was flighted in from the right hand side to be met by there striker who was standing unmarked in the box, to guide the ball past a stranded Lugget.

 

With the score line now 1-1 Chirnside upped the tempo of the game and it wasn't long before they were rewarded with a spectacular solo effort from Logan, having won a tackle midway inside his own half he then proceeded to dribble past six opposition players to the edge of the away teams box before hammering an unstoppable drive into the roof of the net to make it 2-1 to the home side.  This seemed to settle Chirnside completely into the game and it wasn't long before it was 3-1 with a goal for Ponder, which was then closely followed by a fourth goal for the home side when Shennan burst through to make it 4-1 just before half time.

 

The second half began in much the same way as the first had ended with Chirnside continuing to attack the away teams goal.  However it was the away team that scored after a long range effort got a slight deflection and managed to go over Lugget into the goal.  This goal was not to dampen Chirnside spirits and the soon replied with a 10 minute goal spree that saw Shennan grab another two for his hatrick, G.Kelly another one to take his tally to two for the afternoon and a Bolton pile driver to continue the rout.

 

G.Kelly was then replaced with 30 minutes to go with Des McKinnon who immediately got in on the scoring action by grabbing a goal after being on the pitch for a few minutes.  The game was then soured when the Kirkfieldbank No.10 was sent off for punching Morrison in the back of the head after the striker had already won the free kick.

 

The incident did not give any let up in the Chirnside wave of attacks and after another two substitutions by the home side which saw the introduction of Chris Young and Jack Windram with 20 minutes to go more goals were to follow.

 

Young with his first touch of the ball floated a delightful ball into the edge of the oppositions box where Shennan was on hand to head over the on coming keeper to grab his fourth of the game.  McKinnon then hit the bar with a delightful chip and Windram missed a one on one which the keeper saved well.

 

McKinnon then grabbed his second goal and Chirnside's final goal of the game after some neat work by Ponder, Shennan and Turner led to an easy tap in for the striker.

 

Overall this was an easy win for the home side who will need to raise their game next week for the top of the table clash with Leithen Rovers.