Date : 9th October 2010



Opposition : Greenlaw



Competition : Border Cup



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


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





No. Name Comments Rating
12 J.Turner on 35 mins 6
14 A.Turner on 75 mins 4
15 K.Strachan on 80 mins 3
16 . . .
17 . . .




Score : 2 - 0



Scorers : C.Young, J.Turner



Bookings : 2



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside won through to the next round of the Border Cup with a hard fought victory over Berwickshire rivals Greenlaw at Comrades Park.


Chirnside started the brighter of the teams playing into the wind and up the hill. The first chance of the game soon fell to Chirnside when a through ball by Blaikie saw Morrison collect the ball but his shot from 18 yards went wide of the target.


Greenlaw then came into the game and were knocking the ball about well but couldn’t make any in roads into the Chirnside back line who stood firm. Chirnside then had another chance when a corner from Young was met by Romaines but he saw his toe poke cleared off the line by the Greenlaw defender. Greenlaw continued to try and hit Chirnside on the break and were playing some good football on the quick counter but once again they found the Chirnside defence hard to break down and rarely troubled Black in goal. The remainder of the half continued in the same vein with neither side really testing their opponent’s goal.


HT 0-0


The second half began with Chirnside in more determined mood and they immediately put the back line of Greenlaw under pressure. But again the homeside were finding clear cut chances hard to come by. Chirnside finally made the breakthrough in the 70th minute when awarded a freekick on the left hand side J.Turner was able to deliver a delightful ball into the six yard box where captain Young met the ball with a powerful diving header to put the homeside one up.


Chirnside then tried to build on this and should have went 2 nil up when a good ball from Armstrong saw Christie defy the laws of physics with the ball managing to come backwards away from the goal line when it looked to be a certain goal. Greenlaw to their credit kept battling but still found chances few and far between. Chirnside then went two up when the ball was laid into J.Turner on the edge of the box, who then cut in from right to left and curled a good shot past the Greenlaw keeper.


Chirnside then had another two chances to increase their lead but Strachan was unlucky to see his left foot drive cannon back of the post and A.Turner chose the wrong option in front of goal with the keeper to beat.


FT 2-0