Date : 7th April 2007



Opposition : Leithen Rovers



Competition : League



Location : Away




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Jason Luggett Goalkeeper 5
2 Jamie Stobie Right Back 7
3 Chris Young Left Back 6
4 Mark Hume Sweeper 7
5 Stuart Kelly Centre Half 7
6 Mark Bolton Centre Midfield 7
7 Steven Shennan Centre Midfield 7
8 Martin Donaldson Right Wing 6
9 Graham Kelly Striker 6
10 Graeme Turner Striker 6
11 David Heads Left Wing 6




No. Name Comments Rating
12 Jack Windram Sub for D.Heads 85 mins 4
14 Paul Johnson Sub for G.Kelly 80 mins 4
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16 . . .



Score : 0 - 2


Scorers : None


Bookings : 1


Sendings off : 0





Chirnside went down to two late goals against title favourites Leithen Rovers on Saturday. The away side made a couple of changes to the team that defeated Peebles last week and in came Donaldson and Heads.


The first half was a pretty edgy affair with neither team really creating any clear cut opportunites. Chirnside's best effort fell to Bolton on the half hour mark but his free-kick went just wide off the left post. Minutes after that a Leithen midfielder fired in a shot from 25 yards that shaved Lugget's crossbar. The away side created the first chance of the second half straight from the kick-off but Donaldson's shot was blocked behind for a corner.


G. Kelly then thought he had given the Berwickshire men the lead but his header was knocked off the line by a defender. With just ten minutes remaining the home team made the breakthrough. The Rovers Central Midfielder was allowed space to drive in a shot which went underneath Luggett and into the net.The goal was a bitter blow to take for the away team who had put so much effort into the game. In the dying moments the victory was sealed when Luggett could only palm away an effort to the Centre Forward who headed the ball into an empty net.


Chirnside will look to bounce back next week when they face West Barns in the Semi-Final of the Beveridge Cup. Defender Chris Young said: "It was hard going in the heat and you couldn't fault our work-rate. I thought we were a bit unlucky not to have taken anything out the game."