CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 10th October 2009

 

 

Opposition : Pencaitland

 

 

Competition : League

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Jamie Stobie on for J.McCutcheon 70 mins 4
14 Robbie Armstrong on for J.Lauder 80 mins 3
15 Kevin Strachan . .
16 . . .
17 . . .

 

 

 

Score : 0 - 2

 

 

Scorers : None

 

 

Bookings : 0

 

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside suffered their first defeat of the season against a clinical well drilled Pencaitland side. Chirnside began the game kicking up the Pencaitland slope and the first 10 minutes were fairly uneventful. Pencaitland then started to move the ball around with Chirnside unable to get a grip of the ball. Despite having the bulk of the possession Pencaitland failed to create any clear cut chances. On 25 minutes, Chirnside keeper Black was called into action saving a couple of good long range efforts.

 

The Chirnside team were struggling to get into it and were failing to create any chances against the solid midfield and back line of the Lothian side. Then on 35 minutes Pencaitland opened the scoring when a mix up in midfield saw the ball get released to the pacy left winger who managed to get his cross in and the striker was there to tap in from close range. Pencaitland pushed for a second as Chirnside were on the ropes but against the run of play Chirnside could have equalised when a cross from Shennan was missed by Lauder who was free at the back post.

 

HT 1-0

 

The second half again began as cagy affair with neither team creating any clear cut chances but again Pencaitland dominated the possession. The home side then went two nil up on 55 minutes when again Chirnside lost the ball in the middle of the park and the ball was again fed out to the left winger who formed an overlap on the wing and managed to deliver a cross that was bundled over the line by the striker.

 

This woke Chirnside up and the finally started to get the ball down and play but despite their possession Chirnside could not make that telling final pass into the box. The game continued like this for much of the second half with Chirnside pinning back Pencaitland but the home side were well organised and defended everything that was thrown at them to win the game two nil.

 

FT 2-0