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CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 21st February 2009

 

 

Opposition : Lochar Thistle

 

 

Competition : League

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

No. Name Position Rating
1 Jason Luggett Goalkeeper 6
2 Jamie Stobie Right Back 7
3 David Lough Left Back 8
4 Mark Hume Sweeper 6
5 Stevie Christie Centre Half 8
6 Andrew Ponder Centre Midfield 5
7 Duncan Morrison Centre Midfield 7
8 Steven Shennan Right Wing 6
9 Jocky Turner Striker 7
10 Jordan Lauder Striker 7
11 Chris Young Left Wing 7

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Paul Johnston . .
14 Des McKinnon . .
15 Stuart Kelly . .
16 Jack Windram on for A.Ponder 50 mins 6
17 . . .

 

 

Score : 5 - 3

 

Scorers : J.Turner (2), Own Goal, J.Lauder (2)

 

Bookings : 0

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside made the long trip to Dumfries on Saturday to play Lochar Thistle in the quarter finals of the South Cup. This was a step into the unknown for Chirnside as it had been a number of years since they had played a team from this part of the country.

 

In typical Chirnside fashion the men in green took the game to the home side. Chirnside could have went 1 nil up in the first few minutes but the keeper saved well from a Shennan shot from a tight angle. The game then settled down for the first 10 minutes with both teams probing each other to try and work out the best way to break them down. The first goal of the game arrived when a good kick out by Lugget saw the Lochar defence make a mess of the clearance which allowed Turner through on goal to delightfully chip the keeper to put the away side 1 up. Chirnside’s lead was short lived when Young fouled on the edge of the box and the Lochar midfielder stuck the freekick in the top corner after curling it over the wall. This seemed to give Lochar a lift and they pressed for a second but the lack of pace up front for the home side meant any clear cut chances were few and far between. Chirnside were content to hit them on the counter and this nearly paid off when a good ball by Morrison set Ponder one on one with the home goalkeeper but the pint sized midfielder made a hash of the chance and shot straight at the keeper. Chirnside soon scored their second of the game just before half time when a corner was swung in by Young towards Turner who had his header towards goal blocked but the rebound fell kindly for him and he blasted the ball into the goal.

 

HT 1-2

 

The second half began in much the same fashion as the first half had ended with Chirnside content on hitting the home side on the counter attack. Chirnside were then dealt a blow when Ponder had to leave the field injured and a reshuffle was needed seeing Windram introduced on the right wing. 15 minutes into the first half saw Chirnside extend their lead when Shennan released Turner through on goal however the defender tracking the run accidentally lobbed his own keeper with a finish that any striker would be proud of.

 

The home side didn’t let their heads go down and once again bounced straight back with a goal to bring the deficit back to one. This spurred the home side on and they pressed for the equaliser. This was the home side’s best spell of the game but for all their pressure they couldn’t find an equalising goal. The frustration then got to the home teams striker where he cynically kicked Lough upside down where he was lucky to escape with a booking.

 

Against the run of play Chirnside restored their 2 goal lead when a good break by Shennan and some good link up play with Turner and Lauder led to the Lauder sliding the ball home to make it 4-2. However as on previous occasions Lochar broke back with a goal when some bad marking allowed the winger to tap in at the back post.

 

The one goal deficit was short lived and with 5 minutes to go Chirnside grabbed their fifth of the game when a break down field by Young saw him unleash a beast of a shot that stung the goalkeepers hands but Lauder was on hand to tap the ball in for his second of the game.

 

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