CHIRNSIDE FOOTBALL CLUB - MATCH REPORT

 

 

Date : 21st May 2011

 

 

Opposition : Ancrum

 

 

Competition : Waddell Cup

 

 

Location : Home

 

 

 

Chirnside Starting Team

 

No. Name Position Rating
1 Johnny Cowe Goalkeeper 6
2 Leigh Wood Right Back 6
3 Jamie Stobie Left Back 6
4 Stevie Christie Centre Half 7
5 Dod Blaikie Centre Half 6
6 Graham Kelly Centre Midfield 6
7 Paul Cowe Centre Midfield 6
8 Jack Windram Right Wing 6
9 Jocky Turner Striker 6
10 Adam Turner Striker 6
11 Chris Young Left Wing 7

 

 

Subs

 

No. Name Comments Rating
12 Chris Cowe . .
14 Pete Morrison . .
15 . . .
16 . . .
17 . . .

 

 

 

Score : 4 - 3

 

 

Scorers : C.Young, G.Kelly, J.Windram, G.Turner

 

 

Bookings : 2

 

 

Sendings off : 0

 

 

 

Report

 

Chirnside won through to the next round of the Waddell Cup after making hard work of the tie against B division side Ancrum.

 

Chirnside started very quickly and were one up within 40 seconds when G.Turner picked up the ball in the centre circle and chipped a good ball in for Captain Young to flick the ball on with his head over the on rushing keeper. Chirnside kept the pressure on but both G.Turner and A.Turner missed good chances to increase the lead.

 

Then for the second time this season Chirnside were dealt a refereeing decision against them that was as unbelievable as the goal that never was in the previous round of the cup. G.Kelly sent A.Turner through on goal and with the keeper rushing out of box Turner elected for the chip, only to see the keeper jump up and palm the ball down on the edge of the ‘D’, expecting to see a free kick and a card given Chirnside stopped only to hear the ref shout play on much to the disgust of the Comrades park faithful.

 

This decision rattled Chirnside and saw Ancrum come more into the game with Cowe in the Chirnside goal having to make some routine stops. However on the 35th minute mark Chirnside got their second when Young played the ball into Kelly who turned and curled a delightful right foot shot over the keeper.

 

Chirnside then made it three and four nil deep into injury time with goals from Windram and Turner, both showing that accuracy rather than power can get you on the scoresheet.

 

HT 4-0

 

The second half began in a rather casual manner with both teams cancelling each other out across the pitch.

 

The game soon sparked into life when Stobie recklessly pulled down the Ancrum attacker in the box to give away a pen, which they duly dispatched. This spurred Ancrum on and they began to press for another goal. They soon got it when a shot was saved by Cowe in the Chirnside goal but the resulting parry led to a scramble which saw Ancrum react quickest to dispatch the ball into the net.

 

Chirnside were now really struggling to hold on to the ball, with passes going astray and ball control letting them down, however they weathered the storm until the 80th minute when a routine kick out from Cowe in the Chirnside goal saw him scuff the ball to an Ancrum midfielder who delightfully chipped the Chirnside keeper from the edge of the centre circle.

 

The last tem minutes proved to be an edgy affair but to Chirnside’s credit they finally managed to keep a hold of the ball and didn’t allow Ancrum to push for an equaliser.

 

FT 4-3