Date : 18th September 2010



Opposition : Gordon



Competition : Border Cup 1st Round



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Stuart Black Goalkeeper 7
2 Martin Donaldson Right Back 7
3 Duncan Morrison Left Back 7
4 Dod Blaikie Sweeper 7
5 Stevie Christie Centre Half 7
6 Chris Young Centre Midfield 8
7 Leigh Wood Centre Midfield 7
8 Robbie Armstrong Right Wing 7
9 Kieran Blaikie Striker 7
10 Dan Romanes Striker 7
11 Kevin Strachan Left Wing 6





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Jocky Turner on for K.Strachan 65 mins 4
14 Adam Turner on for K.Blaikie 65 mins 4
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16 . . .
17 . . .




Score : 3 - 1



Scorers : K.Blaikie (2), J.Turner



Bookings : 1



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside gained there first win of the season against local rivals Gordon in the Border Cup on Saturday. Again the game was played with a wind blowing full length of the pitch at Comrades Park making it tricky for both teams.


Chirnside began the game playing with the wind at their backs and once again as it had done in previous weeks proved to be a lot tougher than playing into the wind. The home team began the game the brighter trying to take advantage of the wind and trying to catch the Gordon defence on the turn. However chances were few and far between in the first 10 minutes. Once the game settled down Gordon came more into at nearly took the lead when some good work by their left winger saw him deliver a cross into the six yard box for his fellow right winger but despite making good contact with the ball he blazed over from 5 yards.


Next it was Chirnside’s chance to squander two good chances. The first chance arrived when Wood played Armstrong in with a delightful pass; with the young striker through on goal and just the keeper to beat he managed to slice his shot wide of the target. Worse was to come for Chirnside when again Armstrong found himself with just the keeper to but once again he failed to hit the target.


Gordon then proceeded to miss another chance from a similar situation with the right winger again losing his marker Strachan but once again he missed the target.


Chirnside kept up the tradition of missing easy chances when both Romanes and Blaikie had chances to open the scoring.


HT 0-0


Chirnside were keen to get off to a flier the second half and went straight on the attack however Gordon were having none of it and looked the more likely to score with some quick counter attacking football, however they were unable to create any clear cut opportunities.


Chirnside then finally opened the scoring when some good work by Wood and Armstrong saw the latter play the ball through for Romanes putting him one on one with the keeper. However his lack of composure saw him run into the keeper with the ball but the break of the ball favoured Chirnside and Blaikie was on hand to head the ball over the line. The home side were now in the ascendancy and could have went 2 nil up but for a good finger tip save from keeper, the unlucky Armstrong seeing his shot tipped on to the post.


Gordon then had a man sent off after a mistimed tackle saw him pull down Romanes who was rushing through on goal. Ironically this led to Gordon having one of their best spells of the match playing with 10 men. Gordon then finally equalised in some what fortuitous fashion when a freekick was whipped in from the right hand touchline only to sail over the heads of the players in the box into the net of the Chirnside goal. Gordon could sense victory and they pushed for a winning goal but wasted their only good chance of the game when a free header by the Gordon striker ended up safely in the hands of Black in the Chirnside goal.


With this let off Chirnside got back on track and they also sensed that the game was for the taking. Again good shot stopping from the Gordon keeper kept the scores level as first he saved a delightful freekick from the semi retired substitute Turner and then also pulled out a good stop from Blaikie. Chirnside then did finally take the lead when Turner picked up the ball and played in Armstrong who then crossed for the on rushing Blaikie to blast the ball in from a tight angle. The third goal was not long in coming when a delightful Cruyff like turn by Morrison saw him play the ball through for Turner who proceeded to rip the net and the keepers arms off with a rasping left foot drive in at the near post.


FT 3-1