CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 19th May 2010

 

 

Opposition : Duns Amateurs

 

 

Competition : Beveridge Cup Semi Final

 

 

Location : Away

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

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

 

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Brian Stuart . .
14 Jamie Wright on for K.Strachan 70 mins 5
15 Stuart Kelly on for G.Henderson 85 mins 4
16 . . .
17 . . .

 

 

 

Score : 2 - 1

 

 

Scorers : A.Ponder, S.Shennan

 

 

Bookings : 1

 

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside progressed through to the final of the Beveridge Cup with a hard fought away win against local rivals Duns. It was game of very much two halves with Chirnside dominating the first half and Duns the second.

 

Chirnside began the game kicking down the Gavinton slope, starting off brightly with Strachan and Shennan looking to test the Duns keeper early on but their long range efforts were wide of the mark. Duns themselves also looked to test Black early on but their long range efforts were also wide of the mark.

 

Chirnside began to take control of the game as they began to move the ball about well and it wasn’t long before there first real chance of the game arrived when a good ball from Turner released Shennan down the left and as he drove into the box he opted to square the ball when a shot at goal himself would have been the better option. Chirnside began to press more as Duns continued to struggle to clear their line with any success. Half chances fell to Turner, Shennan and Ponder before the men in green finally made the breakthrough. Some good football involving Strachan, Young, Turner and Shennan saw the latter roll the ball across the goal for Ponder to have the simplest of tap in’s.

 

Chirnside continued to push Duns back but couldn’t find that all important second goal, as tempers started to fray in midfield as the ref started to brandish the yellow cards. Then with the final play of the half, Duns scored the equaliser against the run of play with a header from six yards.

 

HT 1-1

 

The second half began with Duns looking to try and gain the lead after the confidence boost they received from their equalising goal.

 

The first ten minutes of the second half were pretty evenly matched with both defences on top and keeping the strikers of both teams very quiet. Duns then started to take control of the half much the same as Chirnside had done in the first, but the Chirnside defence held firm and gave them very few opportunities to score. Duns first real chance of the half arrived when the ball fell kindly to one of the Duns midfielders but a good block by Morrison in the six yard box saw the resulting shot head out for a corner. Chirnside were now very much on the back foot but again were keeping the majority of the home sides shots to outside the area. Duns then had a great chance to score when a scramble saw the ball land a foot from the line with two Duns players closing in, but the interception of the season from Christie saw him hook the ball to safety.

 

Chirnside then had a couple of half chances to score when good work by Shennan and Henderson on the right saw some inviting crosses put in but unfortunately the Chirnside strikers couldn’t capitalise. Chirnside then did get their second of the game when against the run of play a good ball was swung into the box by Young to the back post where Shennan was lurking to hit a half volley home from a tight angle.

 

Duns knew they had to score now and began to push everyone forward trying to get the equaliser. This resulted in gaps being left at the back and Chirnside were unlucky not to score again when substitute Wright went clean through only to have himself impeded by the Duns defender but the ref waved away his protests. Duns then had one final chance to score when once again after a goal mouth scramble the ball landed kindly to one of their players but a superb reaction save from Black saw him tip it over the bar.

 

FT 1-2