Date : 19th November 2011



Opposition : Tweeddale Rovers



Competition : South Cup



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 8
4 Dod Blaikie Sweeper 7
5 Stevie Christie Centre Half 7
6 Duncan Morrison Centre Midfield 7
7 Danny Hoyle Centre Midfield 7
8 Greg McCrudden Right Wing 6
9 Jack Windram Striker 8
10 Keir Blaikie Striker 7
11 Kevin Strachan Left Wing 6





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Graham Kelly on for S.Christie 75 mins 5
14 Leigh Wood . .
15 Aidan Lauder on for K.Blaikie 65 mins 5
16 . . .
17 . . .




Score : 3 - 1



Scorers : J.Windram (2), D.Hoyle



Bookings : 0



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside progressed into the 3rd round of the south cup on Saturday with a good solid team performance against Tweeddale Rovers at Comrades Park.


The first 10 minutes were a pretty even contest with Tweeddale trying to get their passing game going and Chirnside looking to hit on the counter. Hit on the counter is what Chirnside just did, and they should have taken the lead as Windram went clean through on goal but a pass back of a shot was easily saved by the away team’s keeper. Tweeddale continued to try and play the ball about with limited success as they found the Chirnside midfield and defence well drilled and organised.


Chirnside then started to get a strong foothold in the game and took the lead when a good flick on by Morrison to Blaikie who in turn flicked on to Windram who once again went through on goal but this time made no mistake and buried the ball in the back of the net. The home side were now on top and could have went two up after a corner was flashed across the face of the goal by Strachan but neither Windram or Morrison could divert it goal bound. Chirnside then hit the woodwork when a good ball by Ireland was headed onto the post by Blaikie. The second goal soon arrived when again good control and hold up play by Blaikie saw him release Windram through on goal, again the striker made no mistake blasting the ball past the keeper. For the last 15 minutes of the half Tweeddale came back into the game but much of their play was in the centre of the field with Chirnside quite happy to defend from here and keep the away teams chances to minimum.


HT 2-0


The second began in relatively slow fashion with neither team really testing the other for the first 15 minutes. After this initial spell of slow play from both teams Chirnside kicked into life and Windram very nearly scored his hatrick but a superb save from the away side’s keeper prevented the goal. Tweeddale then had what was their best opportunity of the match but the shot from inside the box bounced to safety off the post. Chirnside still continued to look dangerous everytime they attacked and were unlucky not to go three up when substitute Lauder worked himself into a good position but again another fantastic save from the keeper kept the score at two nil.


Tweeddale then got the goal they had been looking for when a mistake by Ireland allowed the striker to cut inside taking the Chirnside defenders out the game and he finished well curling the ball into the side of the goal from a tight angle. Chirnside almost responded immediately but again Lauder saw the keeper once again pull out another great save to keep Tweeddale in the game.


However with 15 minutes remaining new signing Danny Hoyle picked up the ball after a deflected cross from McCrudden and curled a left foot shot into the top corner via the crossbar. This knocked the stuffing out of Tweeddale and Chirnside could have had another but Kelly saw his header saved by the keeper. Tweeddale did rally slightly in the last 5 minutes of the match but Cowe in the Chirnside goal dealt with everything thrown at him. New signing Danny “Boy” Hoyle commented after the game “I was just grateful steakbakes cross made it to me and I’m looking forward to getting my name in the paper this week”.


FT 3-1