Date : 26th March 2011



Opposition : Pencaitland



Competition : League



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Stuart Black Goalkeeper 5
2 Johnny Cowe Right Back 6
3 Jamie Stobie Left Back 6
4 Stevie Christie Centre Half 6
5 Paul Cowe Centre Half 6
6 Duncan Morrison Centre Midfield 6
7 Chris Young Centre Midfield 6
8 Jack Windram Right Wing 6
9 Graham Kelly Striker 5
10 Jordan Lauder Striker 5
11 Robbie Armstrong Left Wing 6





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Dod Blaikie . .
14 Pete Morrison . .
15 Paul Cowe . .
16 . . .
17 . . .




Score : 1 - 5



Scorers : J.Lauder



Bookings : 2



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside played host to Pencaitland on Saturday looking to avenge their previous two defeats they've had this season to their East Lothian rivals.


The home team were missing five players for this fixture and a debut was given to last seasons Colts Goalkeeper Johnny Cowe at Right Back. The bench was also made up of veterans Chris Cowe and Pete Morrison, so manager Blaikie was hoping there were to be no further injuries in this game.


The game kicked off with both sides looking to get the ball out wide to get their wingers into the game and it was the away team who took the lead after ten minutes. A cross from the left was put into the box Christie won the initial header which came off the Pencaitland Striker and hung in the air. The other Striker was on hand to volley home unopposed from six yards out.


Chirnside came more into the game and were looking to Armstrong on the left to cause some damage. However they were hit with a sucker punch when Pencaitland added number two on the counter attack. Black rushed out from his goal and the Striker got his second off the day shooting home with ease. The home team who had played some quite good football up to this point knew they had to get something back before the break if they were to make a game of this. With ten minutes of the half to go Armstrong's shot was parried by the Keeper and Lauder was on hand to slot home the rebound.


The second half kicked off with Chirnside looking for the equaliser. They thought they had it when Armstrong crossed from the left to Lauder who finished it first time but the Referee blew for offside. After this the good work the home team had put in the first half seemed to disappear as Pencaitland added number three with the Striker heading home from a corner with no challenge in sight to complete his hat-trick.


Number four came on the hour mark when the same player shot home after a mix up in the home defence. Chirnside tried to get back into the game but a combination of poor control, passing and final delivery meant it was unlikely they were to score a second in this game.


The final nail was put in the coffin in the last five minutes when the replacement Right Winger cut inside and beat Black at his near post. The Chirnside players and management know there has to be a vast improvement in their performances in their remaining league and cup fixtures.