Date : 29th August 2009



Opposition : Duns Amateurs (A)



Competition : League



Location : Away




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Stuart Black Goalkeeper 6
2 John McCutcheon Right Back 6
3 David Lough Left Back 6
4 Duncan Morrison Sweeper 6
5 Stevie Christie Centre Half 7
6 Brian Stuart Centre Midfield 6
7 Andrew Ponder Centre Midfield 6
8 Robbie Armstrong Right Wing 6
9 Jocky Turner Striker 7
10 Jack Windram Striker 6
11 Chris Young Left Wing 6





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Graham Kelly on for C.Young 70 mins 5
14 Kevin Strachan on for J.Windram 80 mins 4
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Score : 3 - 2



Scorers : S.Christie, B.Stuart, J.Windram



Bookings : 3



Sendings off : 0






Reigning League champions Chirnside travelled to local rivals Duns on Saturday looking to get their campaign off to a winning start.


The weather was to play a big factor in this game and the home team kicked off downhill with the strong wind behind their backs. The young Duns team under new management were looking to impress whilst Chirnside who were missing a few first team regulars were looking to continue the form that brought them the title to Comrades Park for the first time since 1997.


It was the home team that started off the brighter and Black in the away goal had to be quick off his line on a few occasions to snuff out the goal threat. Chirnside's best effort of the first half was a Turner free-kick which was held held by the Duns Goalkeeper.


It was the home team in their new colours of Blue and White that took the lead with 10 minutes of the half remaining. A great strike from 25 yards from Clark gave Black no chance in the Chirnside goal as it soared into the top left hand corner of the net.


The second half kicked off and Chirnside knew they had to up the tempo if they were to get back into this game. The equaliser arrived after 55 minutes when Christie bulleted a header home after a corner from Ponder. The momentum had shifted and now the away team were pushing for a second. It duly arrived five minutes later when Stuart stabbed home from close range.


Windram made it three with 20 minutes to go after a perfect through ball from Ponder. Chirnside could have added to their tally but Armstrong and Kelly both missed chances.


Duns to their credit never gave up and nearly pulled a goal back with five minutes to go but the Midfielders shot rebounded back off the post into the arms of a relieved Black.


They did get a second however in injury time when Burns finished off well after being put clean through.