Date : 17th September 2011



Opposition : Tweeddale Rovers



Competition : League



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Johnny Cowe Goalkeeper 7
2 Tom Ireland Right Back 6
3 Jamie Stobie Left Back 6
4 Craig Dishington Sweeper 7
5 Stevie Christie Centre Half 7
6 Chris Young Centre Midfield 8
7 Keir Blaikie Centre Midfield 7
8 Jack Windram Right Wing 8
9 Connor Lough Striker 6
10 Aidan Lauder Striker 6
11 Kevin Strachan Left Wing 7





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Greg McCrudden on for C.Lough 75 mins 4
14 J.Waddle on for J.Stobie 60 mins 4
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Score : 2 - 2



Scorers : C.Lough, C.Young (pen)



Bookings : 3



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside again blew a two goal lead with the dying minutes of the game after dominating Tweeddale from start to finish at Comrades Park.


The homeside were kicking down the hill first but despite having much of the possession and playing some good football they couldn’t find that killer pass in the last third of the pitch. Windram and Strachan were causing problems down the flanks and finally they created a good chance when Windram played in Lauder but the youngster shot wide of the goal. Tweeddale were now under the cosh and Chirnside should of went one up when a corner from Ireland was met by Lough but the youngster put his free header past the post. Lough was then again awarded an even better chance when a good cross by Windram came to Lough unmarked in the box but he blasted over from 7 yards. Tweeddale then had a half chance on one of their rare attacks but the stiker wasn’t able to get any power on his header and it was easily saved by Chirnside keeper Cowe.


The homeside finally took the lead on the 35 minute mark, when good work by Blaikie and Windram saw the latter cross for Lough head past the Tweeddale keeper. This set back turned out to be the catalyst for a late first half push for the away side to get back into the game but despite having good possession for the last 10 minutes of the half they couldn’t create any clear cut chances.


HT 1-0


The first 5 minutes of the half started with Tweeddale doing much of the pushing but again they found chances hard to come by.Chirnside weathered the early storm and began to push Tweeddale back again. The first real chance of the half arrived for youngster Lauder but he saw his snap shot on the turn drift past the post from 18 yards. Windram who was a constant threat on the right flank then went close but he screwed his shot wide of the left hand post. Tweeddale were then fortunate not turn the ball into their own net when an attempted clearance from the defender saw him slice his clearance off the outside of the post.


However Tweeddale then hit the wood work themselves with their only noticeable shot of the game but Chirnside managed to clear from the resulting rebound.


With 15 minutes remaining Chirnside got their second goal via the penalty spot after the Tweeddale fullback pulled Lough down in the box. From the resulting penalty captain Young made no mistake in burying the ball in the back of the net. Tweeddale were now on the ropes and Chirnside should have had another couple of goals but poor decision making and poor finishing kept the score at two nil.


With injury time remaining Tweeddale pulled a goal back when awarded a freekick on the edge of the box after a stupid challenge by Strachan. From the freekick Tweeddale player scuffed his shot but at the same time the Chirnside wall jumped and the ball trundled into the net where the wall was meant to be protecting. The unthinkable then happened when with the last touch of the ball the Tweeddale player headed the ball into the net for the equaliser after a goal mouth scamble.


This marked the fourth game out of six where Chirnside have been leading and failed to get the 3 points. A much needed win against fellow strugglers Hawick Legion will be just the tonic the young papermakers need.