Date : 9th December 2006



Opposition : Ancrum



Competition : League



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


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




No. Name Comments Rating
12 Des McKinnon Sub for M.Snowball 65 mins 5
14 David Heads Sub for J.Windram 80 mins 4
15 David Bolton . .



Score : 5 - 1


Scorers : A.Ponder, Own goal, G.Kelly, M.Bolton (pen), D.McKinnon


Bookings : 3


Sendings off : 0





Chirnside entertained Ancrum on Saturday and were looking to avenge the defeat they suffered on the first day of the season. The home team were without three first team regulars so Young, Snowball and Windram were drafted in.


Ancrum started the strongest and their right winger was causing the home team a few problems with his marauding runs down the flank. However it was the home team who took the lead after 15 minutes when Ponders left foot strike nestled into the bottom corner of the net. The goal gave the men in green confidence and they added another soon after when the goalkeeper trying to clear kicked the ball off his own defender into the net.


Just before half time Chirnside added a third when G.Kelly broke the offside trap, rounded the keeper and walked the ball into the empty net. The second half kicked off and again it was the away side who looked the sharper. It was no surprise that they pulled a goal back when S.Kelly was unlucky to stab a cross ball into his own net.


The killer goal came after 60 minutes when Turner was brought down in the box and Bolton made no mistake from the spot for his seventh goal of the season. The home team were now playing their best football of the game and substitute McKinnon added number five with a chip over the keepers head.


Chirnside squandered numerous chances to add to their tally but overall they will be pleased with their performance ahead of next weeks Border Cup semi-final.


Physio Pedro Morrison said: "The second half display was probably the best we've played in the past few weeks and we should really have scored a few more."