CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 27th January 2007

 

 

Opposition : Langholm

 

 

Competition : South Cup

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Jack Windram sub for D.Heads 80 Mins 3
14 Steven Christie . .
15 Martin Donaldson . .
16 . . .

 

 

Score : 1 - 2

 

Scorers : G.Turner

 

Bookings : 3

 

Sendings off : 1

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside made the long journey west on Saturday to take on Langholm in the Quarter Finals of the South Cup. The away team were hoping to progress in the cup they had won two years previous. An injury to Logan and G Kelly's suspension meant places in the team for Hume and Heads.

 

The pitch was extremely heavy due to the excessive rainfall in recent weeks. The home team adapted far better to the conditions and before Chirnside knew it they were 2-0 down. The first goal came after Lugget's attempted clearance came back off defender Hume and the home striker had all the time in the world to slot home the opener. The second came in 10 minutes courtesy of the centre forward who was quickest to react to a shot which was parried by Lugget.

 

Things got even worse for the Berwickshire outfit after 15 minutes when S.Kelly was sent off for his second bookable offence. Ponder then had to leave the field to be treated for an injury to his ear which was later required to be stitched up. Chirnside thought they had pulled one back on the half hour mark but Shennan was adjudged to be offside. Ponder also had a good opportunity from a corner but the keeper saved well.

 

In the second half despite being down to 10 men it was the away team who had the majority of the play. Again chances arrived but they were not taken and the final delivery on numerous occasions was poor. The away team did pull a goal back with two minutes to go when Turner slotted home Shennan's flick. Windram then almost grabbed a dramatic late equaliser but the home Centre Half made a great last gasp challenge.

 

Chirnside once again showed their inconsistency that has plagued them throughout this season. They will be hoping for a far better performance in next weeks Waddle Cup fixture against Hawick Legion Rovers.

 

Captain Duncan Morrison said: "It was a very disappointing performance. It was always going to be hard with 10 men but we had the lions share of the play in the second half, we just couldn't convert that pressure into goals."