CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 1st March 2008

 

 

Opposition : Hawick Waverley

 

 

Competition : Beveridge Cup

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Chris Cowe . .
14 Des McKinnon on for C.Young 80 mins 4
15 Graham Kelly on for J.Stobie 65 mins 4
16 Duncan Morrison on for S.Kelly 10 mins 6
17 Paul Johnson . .

 

 

Score : 4 - 4 (after extra time)

 

Scorers : D.Morrison, G.Turner (2), J.Windram

 

Bookings : 2

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside travelled to Hawick on Saturday to play a much improved Waverley side in the Beveridge Cup and came away losers after a penalty shoot out.

 

Chirnside started the game playing into a strong wind and immediately went on the attack and should have scored within the first five minutes when Turner had a chance he should have done better with. Chirnside then had another half chance when a good cross from Windram was volleyed over the bar from Shennan. Chirnside were then dealt a blow when S.Kelly was injured with only ten minutes gone and had to be replaced by Morrison making his return from injury after a 6 month lay off.

 

Waverley started to come into the game and on the 20 minute mark went one nil up when the Waverley corner taker scored a heavily wind assisted goal direct from a corner. This seemed to spur Waverley on and they were soon 2 nil up on 25 minutes when the Waverley winger was played in down the left hand side and his cross found the striker after an unlucky slip by Christie allowed the ball to run across the box.

 

Chirnside were then dealt another blow when a corner from the right was swung in again but this was cleared by the Chirnside defence back to the corner taker but his cross this time curled into the top corner again heavily assisted by the wind.

 

Waverley then had a man sent off when he lashed out at Ponder and the referee had no option show him a straight red.

 

With Chirnside on the verge of losing another goal they did manage to pull another goal back when a through ball from Hume found left back Morrison in the edge of the box who turned to shoot low into the bottom left corner.

 

HT 3 – 1

 

The second half started and it was obvious that this was going to be a classic game of two halves even though the wind had slightly eased. With the wind behind them Chirnside began to play some of their best football of the game and it was not long before they had pulled a goal back when some good work by Shennan set up Turner to tap the ball over to make it 3 – 2.

 

With Waverley now finding it increasingly difficult to get out their own half Chirnside went in the hunt of an equaliser. Chirnside were unlucky not to do so when a succession of chances passed them by with Turner, Shennan, Windram and Ponder all going close. Chirnside then finally equalised when Shennan laid the ball into Turner who dribbled across the 18 yard box and then fired a good shot into the bottom right hand corner.

 

Chirnside were now looking the more likely team to win but having got back to 3 all the game took a lull and neither side were playing any type of football at all. The only chance of note was a good free kick from Hume but this was well saved by the Waverley keeper. Waverley then had a couple of half chances themselves but none of them really troubled Lugget in the Chirnside goal.

 

Chirnside then had two great chances to win the game. The first was from a great ball, which Stobie fired in to the six yard box but Windram seemed to take his eye of the ball and the cross flew past his head shaving the post on the way past. The second chance was from Shennan when some good play by Windram and Turner saw Shennan with just the goalie to beat but the keeper pulled off a great save to tip the ball round the post.

 

FT 3 – 3

 

Extra time began with Chirnside playing with the wind in the first half. However with both teams looking increasingly tired the first half passed with no real incident.

 

The second half of extra time again saw Chirnside having the majority of the play but again they failed to breakdown the resolute Waverley defence.

 

However Chirnside managed to get what they thought would be the winner in the 110 minute mark when some good hold up play by G.Kelly saw him lay the ball into Logan who played the ball into Windram to Stab the ball in to make it 3 – 4.

 

Waverley then pushed for the equaliser and managed to get it with 4 minutes left when a corner was swung out to the 18 yard box and the arriving Waverley player headed the ball goal bound only to see Lugget tip the ball on to the post and into the goal.

 

From the resulting kick off Chirnside could have won the game when a ball played into the Waverley box found Turner with a free shot at goal but he managed to strike the ball straight at the keeper.

 

After Extra time 4 – 4

 

Hume, McKinnon and Morrison missed the penalties to lose the tie 3 – 2 on penalties.