CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 5th May 2007

 

 

Opposition : Hawick United

 

 

Competition : League

 

 

Location : Home

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

No. Name Position Rating
1 Jason Luggett Goalkeeper 6
2 Jamie Stobie Right Back 7
3 Steven Christie Left Back 7
4 Paul Johnson Sweeper 7
5 Duncan Morrison Centre Half 7
6 Gary Logan Centre Midfield 6
7 Andrew Ponder Centre Midfield 7
8 Martin Donaldson Right Wing 6
9 Steven Shennan Striker 6
10 Des McKinnon Striker 6
11 Mark Bolton Left Wing 8

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Stuart Kelly . 5
14 Jack Windram . 5
15 Chris Young . .
16 Graeme Turner . 6

 

 

Score : 3 - 2

 

Scorers : A.Ponder, M.Bolton, G.Turner

 

Bookings : 1

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside eventually overcame a Hawick Utd side desperately trying to retain their First Division status at Comrades Park on Saturday. The home team had the slight wind advantage in the first half and they were first on the attack through Shennan down the right but his left foot shot just went marginally wide. Chirnside should have been a few goals up by the half hour mark but on more than one occasion the attacking player tried too much instead of playing the easy ball. The men in green however did take the lead with 10 minutes of the half remaining. Ponder finished off after good work by Bolton and McKinnon.

 

The second half saw the away team come more into the game and they were rewarded with the equaliser. A free-kick on the right was slipped to the Striker who evaded his marker to poke the ball past the helpless Luggett. Chirnside then regained the lead on the hour mark when substitute Turner smashed home a left foot shot which gave the Utd keeper no chance. Hawick always looked dangerous on the break and once again they pulled level when a through ball was missed by the home defence and the Striker was there to shoot past Lugget to get his second of the game. Both teams were now pushing for the winner and it was the home team who scored when Bolton tucked away the ball from a tight angle after a cross from the right.

 

Season ticket holder Mick Morrison said: "It wasn't pretty out there but we managed to scrape home in the end. Hawick played well in the second half but we done just enough to hang on for the win."