CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 21st April 2007

 

 

Opposition : Gala Rovers

 

 

Competition : Waddell Cup

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Mickey Snowball on for J.Windram 75 mins 4
14 Kevin Strachan . .
15 . . .
16 . . .

 

 

Score : 2 - 3

 

Scorers : G.Turner, M.Bolton

 

Bookings : 1

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside crashed out of the Waddell Cup going down away to Gala Rovers at Netherdale on Saturday. The home team looked sharper from the kick off and it was no surprise that they took the lead after 10 minutes. Following a quick free kick on the right the ball was squared to the Centre Forward who shot low past Luggett in the Chirnside goal.

 

The goal acted as a wake up call to the Berwickshire men and Turner's shot from 16 yards was tipped on to the bar by the keeper. The equaliser was not long in coming and Turner scored with one of his trademark free-kick's from 25 yards. He then nearly repeated the feat but this time the keeper made a good diving save to his left.

 

The home side regained the lead with five minutes of the half remaining. A defensive lapse allowed the Rovers Centre Forward to square the ball to his strike partner and he had the simplest of tasks of rolling the ball into the net.

 

The second half saw neither side really create many openings with both defences on top. However with 20 minutes to go Gala scored what turned out to be the winner when the Striker struck home from 20 yards after Chirnside only partially cleared a free-kick from the right.

 

Bolton scored a consolation goal five minutes from time when he pounced on an error by the home defence to slot home with ease but it wasn't enough as Gala held out for a hard-fought victory.

 

Club Director Chippy Freeburn said: "It was always going to be difficult with so many players missing but the lads gave it 100% and weren't that far away in the end."