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CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 4th April 2009

 

 

Opposition : Leithen Rovers

 

 

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 5
4 Mark Hume Sweeper 6
5 Stevie Christie Centre Half 7
6 Brian Stuart Centre Midfield 6
7 Andrew Ponder Centre Midfield 6
8 Jack Windram Right Wing 6
9 Jocky Turner Striker 7
10 Jordan Lauder Striker 6
11 Chris Young Left Wing 6

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Des McKinnon . .
14 Duncan Morrison . .
15 . . .
16 . . .
17 . . .

 

 

Score : 3 - 3

 

Scorers : J.Turner (2), J.Windram

 

Bookings : 4

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside could only manage a draw against their nearest league rivals Leithen Rovers on Saturday. On a wet and windy day at Innerleithen, Chirnside started the game well and were unlucky not to go in the lead in the first 5 minutes after a snap shot from Turner. Chirnside were dominating the early exchanges and it was no surprise when they took the lead with a Jocky Turner trademark freekick into the top corner leaving the keeper no chance. This seemed to waken Leithen Rovers up and they were unlucky not to equalise but for a good save by Lugget down low to his right kept Chirnside in the lead.

 

Chirnside then nearly made it two nil when good work by Turner saw him cut the ball back for Stuart who saw his shot go directly at the keeper. With almost every attack Chirnside were causing the Leithen back line problems and it was no surprise when they extended the lead when some good battling by the ferret-like Ponder saw him get the ball to Lauder who pulled it back for Turner to blast the ball into the net. Then almost immediately from the resulting kick Chirnside won the ball back and released Turner down the right who got to the by line and cut the ball back for the arriving Stuart but the midfielder under pressure from his marker saw his shot go agonisingly past the post. Leithen were now hanging on and the wood work then came to their rescue with Turner hitting the bar with a header from a Young corner kick. Then just before half time Leithen grabbed a lifeline when a break of the ball saw the midfielder hit a good half volley past Lugget from the edge of the box.

 

HT 1-2

 

The second half began with Chirnside going straight on the attack and they were unlucky not to score when Lauder broke down the left and crossed for Windram but he shot passed the post from a tight angle. Leithen gradually came into the game and began to dominate in many areas of the park using the wind to their advantage as Chirnside had done in the first half. The home side were unlucky not equalise but some good defending from Christie, Hume and a couple of saves from Lugget kept them at bay. Chirnside were still dangerous on the break with Lauder, Turner and Young putting in some good ball from left but Ponder and Windram both failing to hit the target.

 

Leithen Rovers however continued to dominate possession and it wasn’t long until they got the equaliser from a fortuitous penalty awarded by the referee, who claims he saw Christie block the ball with his hand (must have been on the pitch next door). Christie proclaimed his innocence even showing the referee the tile marks of the ball on his stomach but this made no difference and the penalty was scored to even the match up. Leithen Rovers were now in control and were shooting at every opportunity but they failed to trouble Lugget. Leithen continued to press and took the lead seven minutes from time when a break of the ball saw the Leithen striker fire a ball across the face of the goal only for Hume to turn it past Lugget.

 

Leithen’s lead was short lived and almost immediately from the kick off Chirnside equalised when a cross from Lauder made it into the six yard box for Windram to bundle over the line with 5 minutes to go. Chirnside then could have took the lead after winning the ball back from the restart, Turner released Young who drove into the box and unleashed a shot that rattled off the cross bar much to the anguish of the youngster. Leithen Rovers then had few minutes of pressure kindly helped by the award of numerous free kicks in the Chirnside half but the away teams back four held firm. Chirnside had the final attack of the game and thought they were in with a chance of scoring but just as the ball was heading into Leithen Rovers box onto Windrams head the ref blew for full time much to the disgust of the travelling support.

 

FT 3-3