Date : 24th October 2009



Opposition : Muirkirk



Competition : South Cup



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Stuart Black Goalkeeper 7
2 John McCutcheon Right Back 7
3 Jamie Stobie 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 Steven Shennan Right Wing 7
9 Jocky Turner Striker 6
10 Jordan Lauder Striker 6
11 Chris Young Left Wing 6





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Robbie Armstrong on for J.Turner 75 mins 4
14 Kevin Strachan . .
15 Graham Kelly . .
16 Mark Hume on for B.Stuart 80 mins 4
17 David Lough on for J.Stobie 70 mins 4




Score : 4 - 0



Scorers : J.Turner, S.Shennan 3



Bookings : 0



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside took on Muirkirk in the South Cup on Saturday and they were looking to get back to winning ways after two defeats on the trot.


The Ayrshire visitors started off well and they seemed to adapt better at first to the wet and windy conditions. After ten minutes the first real chance of the game fell to the Muirkirk Striker but after being put clean through Black saved well with his legs. At this point the home team were a bit all over the place and Lauder dropped back into Midfield to help out.
Chirnside's first chance of the half came after 25 minutes when Turner latched on to Young's through ball but his shot came back off the stanchion and out for a goal kick.


With five minutes of the half to go Black made a good save down to his right after a shot through a ruck of players. Chirnside were happy to see the half time whistle go as they would be kicking with the strong wind in the Second Half.


Five minutes into the half following a Young Corner on the left the Muirkirk Left Midfielder inexplicably jumped up and punched the ball resulting in a penalty and a red card. Although Turner spooned the penalty over the bar this was the turning point in the game.


Shennan opened the scoring for the home team with a diving header after 55 minutes. Turner then made it two with a great free kick from 25 yards, the home fans were left wondering how he never managed that from 12 yards.


The away team were now beginning to struggle with their 10 men and Shennan made it three when he volleyed home Stobie's cross. The scoring was complete 20 minutes from time when Shennan completed his hat-trick after a fine solo run.


Chirnside now head into the Second Round of the cup where they face another tricky tie against their fellow Border Amateur League opponents Pencaitland.