CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 24th February 2007

 

 

Opposition : Langholm Legion

 

 

Competition : Beveridge Cup

 

 

Location : Home

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Jack Windram On for G.Kelly 80 mins 4
14 Craig Dishington On for G.Logan 75 mins 5
15 Steven Christie . .
16 . . .

 

 

Score : 3 - 2

 

Scorers : M.Bolton (pen), A.Ponder, D.Morrison

 

Bookings : 1

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside were made to work hard for their victory at a rain drenched Comrades Park on Saturday. The home team were out for revenge after being knocked out the South Cup by the visitors a few weeks previous. Chirnside made a few changes from the team defeated last week by Hawick Legion and in came G.Kelly, Logan and Cowe.

 

Both teams struggled early on due to the conditions and neither keeper was really tested. However the game burst into life after 15 minutes when Logan was adjudged to have pulled down the Langholm striker and the referee pointed to the spot. The away captain sent Luggett the wrong way and tucked the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net. The lead was short lived and the home team were also awarded a penalty when G.Kelly was tripped by the keeper. Bolton scored from the spot despite the keeper getting a hand to the ball.

 

Into the second half Chirnside began to create more and they took the lead when Ponder scored from 12 yards out. The home team looked to have made the game safe when Morrison who was playing in midfield stabbed the ball home after a cut back from Shennan. Chirnside should have added more to their tally but on more than one occasion poor finishing was to let them down.

 

Langholm then scored a second with ten minutes to go when the centre forward rounded Luggett with the home defence appealing for offside. The away side nearly equalised right at the death but Hume made a timely challenge with the striker ready to pull the trigger.

 

Next Saturday Chirnside take on West Barns in the Border Cup final at Gala and will be hoping to take home the first silverware of the season. Striker Graeme Kelly said: "It was always going to be difficult in those conditions but the boys battled well and deserved the victory in the end."