CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 6th October 2007

 

 

Opposition : West Barns Star

 

 

Competition : League

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Stuart Kelly sub for C.Cowe 70 mins 4
14 Chris Young sub for D.Heads 90 mins .
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16 . . .
17 . . .

 

 

Score : 4 - 2

 

Scorers : S.Shennan 2, A.Ponder, G.Logan

 

Bookings : 2

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside added to their good win against local rivals Duns last week with a hard fought victory against East Lothian men West Barns Star.



The game began with a pretty uneventful first 10 mins with not much football being played in a tightly packed midfield. However the first chance arrived for Chirnside when Ponder went clean through on goal with only the keeper to beat but he shot a lame effort straight at the keeper and the chance was gone.



Lugget in the Chirnside goal was then called into action when a cross from the right handside was fizzed in only to come off Chirnside defender Christie and head goal bound but a good reaction save by Lugget prevented the goal.



Windram for Chirnside then had two glorious chances to open the scoring but the youngster failed to capitalize on the chances and the score remained even. With 25 mins gone Chirnside finally scored when Shennan picked the ball up on the half way line and proceeded to dribble down the right flank taking on the winger and the full back before cutting in along the by-line past the centre half and round the goal keeper to tap in a glorious solo goal.



However not to be outdone West Barns went straight on the attack and nearly equalised but a good save from Lugget kept the away side in front. Chirnside's second goal soon arrived when Ponder pounced on a mistake by the defence to blast the the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 2 - 0.



West Barns then pulled a goal back after some poor marking allowed the striker to blast home a good volley from the edge of the box on the 35 minute mark. With Chirnside now all over the place the West Barns team could sniff an equaliser and they were rewarded for their effort when again some poor marking allowed the striker to blast home a good shot to even the scores up just before half time.



HT 2 - 2



The second half began with Chirnside having to get back to basics and to try and rescue the game that was slipping away from them. Chances were few and far between in the opening 15 mins of the half. The first chance then fell to Ponder but again he failed to finish when one on one with the keeper. Windram was also going to fall into the curse of bad finishing when he missed another couple of good chances when it was only the keeper to beat.



West Barns also had a couple of half chances but they struggled to cause any real trouble to Lugget in the Chirnside goal. Chirnside then took the lead again when a strong tackle by Logan in the midfield saw the ball break up front where again Logan chased it down and won a strong 50 -50 challenge with the keeper to tap into the empty net.



The men in green then thought they should of had a penalty when the wirey Stobie looked to have been tripped in the box but the ref seen it differently and booked the full back for play acting.



The game was then put beyond doubt when Shennan showed the younger boys how to round the keeper and tap the ball home in to th empty net to round off the scoring.



FT 2 -4