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CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 18th April 2009

 

 

Opposition : Hawick Legion

 

 

Competition : South Cup Final

 

 

Location : Neutral

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Jordan Lauder on for J.Turner 80 mins 4
14 Paul Johnson . .
15 Stuart Kelly . .
16 Chris Young . .
17 Des McKinnon . .

 

 

Score : 3 - 1

 

Scorers : B.Stuart, Own Goal, D.Morrison

 

Bookings : 0

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside managed to win there second south cup in 5 years with a hard fought victory against a battling Hawick Legion side.

 

The game started off fairly edgy with neither team looking to give much away. Legion were first to get there passing game going with the lively strikers enjoying a lot of ball into feet. It was no surprise that the first chance should fall to Legion on the 15 minute mark when some good play down their right saw a good cross in but the striker managed to blast wide from close range. This seemed to spur Chirnside on and in there first telling attack Windram managed to get to the by line and cut the ball back for Stuart to open the scoring.

 

Chirnside were now enjoying there best spell of the game and could have made it two nil when Turner was unlucky with a trademark free kick that hit the side netting. However Legion pulled themselves back into the game and started playing some good football down the flanks. Legion were then again found to be shot shy in front of goal when the same striker who had the chance early on again missed the goals and had another shot blocked by Christie.

 

But with 5 minutes to go before half time Legion struck back after Stobie committed a foul out on the right and from the resulting free kick Hawick scored after a good cross into the box.

 

Chirnside though did not give up and with one minute left in the first half Chirnside regained the lead when a mix up in the Legion defence saw one of their players head past their own keeper.

 

HT 2-1

 

Chirnside began the second half kicking up the hill and this seemed to suit them better as it had done Legion in the first half. Immediately Chirnside were on the attack winning a throw in deep inside the legion half. From the resulting throw in Shennan was unlucky not to score with a snap volley after a flick on by Morrison.

 

In a role reversal of the first half Chirnside began to play more football with Legion succumbing to the temptation of using the long ball to grab an equaliser down the slope. However the Chirnside back line held firm against the threat.

 

With 20 minutes to go Chirnside killed off the game when Windram picked up the ball on the half way line and played a great cross field ball to Shennan who showed a delightful touch to lift the ball over his marker and head for the by-line, he then crossed the ball from the incoming Morrison to slide the ball into the back of the net to spark celebration among Chirnside’s fantastic travelling support.

 

Legion to their credit kept plugging away to get back into the game but had no joy in open play against the strong Chirnside backline and were only really a threat from set pieces.

 

In the dying minutes Chirnside should have been awarded a penalty when a good run by substitute Lauder saw him completely taken out by the Legion keeper, however Chirnside’s protests were in vain as the full time whistle was blown to spark the celebrations on the pitch.

 

Chirnside Football Club would like to thank the great support that travelled to Innerleithen and spurred them on to victory.