Date : 20th March 2010



Opposition : West Barns Star



Competition : League



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


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





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Kevin Strachan . .
14 Jamie Wright . .
15 Stuart Kelly . .
16 . . .
17 . . .




Score : 1 - 1



Scorers : J.Turner



Bookings : 1



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside and West Barns turned out one of the poorest games of football to be seen at Comrades Park in recent years with only one real shot on target from both sides the whole game.


The game started in competitive style with tackles flying in as both teams tried to get a foot hold in the game. Both teams tried to get their passing games into action but both teams found that tight marking and poor ball control was going to make it a long afternoon. The first shot of the game came on the 20 minute mark when wandering Shennan cut across the box from the left hand side but saw his shot from the edge of the box fly inches over the bar.


West Barns then tried their luck from long range as well, with a couple of efforts but they also blasted over. The game then turned into a kick and rush fest with very little football being played as both midfields struggled to get their foot on the ball. Then with 10 minutes to go before half time Chirnside scored a good well worked goal with McCutcheon, Young and Ponder all involved in the set up for Turner who turned his marker in the box and blasted the ball into the net.


HT 1-0


The second half began with both teams again struggling to find any fluency to their play. A midfield battle ensued with numerous free kicks being awarded but again neither side could capitalise on any advantage from the set pieces. Chirnside then had a half chance to score but Armstrong was adjudged to be offside just as he was about to pull the trigger.


West Barns continued to try find an equaliser but were struggling to make any in roads past the Chirnside back line, limiting the West Barns attack to long range efforts that were high wide and handsome for the majority of the time. West Barns were then gifted a chance with 15 minutes to go when a long kick from the away team goal keeper look destined for the arms of Black in the Chirnside goal, but at the crucial moment of catching the ball he slipped reminiscent of a clip from You’ve Been Framed. The ball then landed at the feet of the West Barns striker but just as he was about to pull the trigger Morrison from the homeside made a goal saving tackle and the danger was averted.


West Barns did get their equaliser when their 15th freekick of the half was awarded after a stupid challenge by full back Stobie out on the Chirnside touchline. From the resulting cross come shot the ball flew over Blacks head into the Chirnside goal to make it 1-1. Chirnside then had a half chance in the final minutes of the game after a hook shot from Stuart hit the cross bar.


FT 1-1