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CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 11th April 2009

 

 

Opposition : Hawick Waverley

 

 

Competition : League

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Duncan Morrison on for A.Ponder 15 mins 6
14 Jordan Lauder on for S.Shennan 65 mins 5
15 David Lough . .
16 Des McKinnon on for J.Turner 75 mins 5
17 Stuart Kelly . .

 

 

Score : 2 - 1

 

Scorers : B.Stuart, S.Shennan

 

Bookings : 1

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside made the trip to Hawick on Saturday looking to extend their lead at the top of the table. The fixture is always a notoriously difficult one for the Berwickshire team and this occasion was to be no different. Shennan was restored to the starting line-up after his two game suspension and Windram kept his place in the team.

 

The away team started the game well and looked threatening up front with a combination of Windrams pace and Turners hold up play causing the home defence problems. The latter almost put Chirnside into the lead but his right foot shot was blocked by the Waverley defence.

 

Ponder was next to threaten for the away side when his darting run up the right culminated in a cross ball which Windram just failed to get on the end of. However with 20 minutes on the clock the deadlock was broken when Stuart rose the highest to head home Young's corner from the right.

 

Chirnside were then dealt an injury blow when Ponder pulled up with a hamstring injury, his place in the midfield being taken by the old war veteran Morrison. With half an hour on the clock Waverley with one of their first attacks of the game equalised when their centre midfielder took advantage of indecision in the away defence to slide the ball past Luggett. The home team then had a series of corners which the Chirnside defence dealt with as the half ended all sqaure.

 

The second half kicked off and within a minute Chirnside had regained the lead. Shennan's speculative shot from 30 yards sailed over the Hawick keeper and into the back of the net. That was to be Shennans last meaningful contribution of the game as an ankle injury saw him replaced by Lauder who went up front with Windram coming over to cover the vacant right midfield slot.

 

Chirnside looked to get the killer third goal but Turner was twice denied by the woodwork. Firstly the keeper made a great save to tip his free-kick on to the post then from a tight angle the club's top scorer saw his shot rebound back off the post to safety.

 

Waverley never stopped grafting away and they were awarded a penalty with five minutes to go after Stobie was adjudged to have pulled down the home midfielder. The penalty was a poor one though and Luggett saved to keep Chirnside's title hopes alive.

 

This Saturday sees Chirnside travel to Innerleithen to take on fellow Borderers Hawick Legion in the final of the South Cup.