Date : 21st April 2012



Opposition : Newtown



Competition : League



Location : Home




Chirnside Starting Team


No. Name Position Rating
1 Johnny Cowe Goalkeeper 8
2 Leigh Wood Right Back 6
3 Jamie Stobie Left Back 7
4 Dod Blaikie Sweeper 7
5 Stevie Christie Centre Half 7
6 Duncan Morrison Centre Midfield 6
7 Danny Hoyle Centre Midfield 6
8 Greg McCrudden Right Wing 6
9 Jack Windram Striker 6
10 Aidan Lauder Striker 8
11 Chris Young Left Wing 6





No. Name Comments Rating
12 Keir Blaikie on for J.Windram 70 mins 5
14 Ryan Purves . .
15 . . .
16 . . .
17 . . .




Score : 4 - 2



Scorers : A.Lauder (3), K.Blaikie



Bookings : 2



Sendings off : 0






Chirnside secured only their sixth league victory of the season when they overcame Newtown in a hard fought encounter at Comrades Park on Saturday.


However it was the away side who looked the hungrier in the opening exchanges. On more than one occasion Cowe in the Chirnside goal had to be at his best to deny the Newtown strikers. The away side were also denied by the woodwork when a shot deflected off Morrison on to the post and back into the safety of Cowes arms.


Chirnside's first chance of the game came when a move down the left culminated in Young crossing for McCrudden but his first time volley sailed over the bar.


After weathering the early storm Chirnside began to secure more possession of the ball and on the half hour mark they opened the scoring. A move involving McCrudden and Windram seen the latter cross for Lauder to shoot home at the back post. Despite creating a few more chances Chirnside were unable to build on their lead before the interval.


The second half kicked off and again it was Newtown that built up the early pressure. With some great set piece deliveries they began to cause the Chirnside defence some problems and ten minutes into the half it was no surprise when they got the equaliser. A corner from the right was swung in and the Newtown midfielder rose the highest to head in off the bar and into the net.


The lead however did not last long and Lauder scored his second with a contender for goal of the season. A ball into the box bounced up kindly for the Chirnside striker and with his back to goal he swung his body and acrobatically overhead kicked the ball into the bottom corner of the net leaving the keeper with no chance.


Newtown did not let this get them down and they equalised with twenty minutes to go. Some poor tackling in midfield allowed their striker a shot on goal and his deflected shot beat Cowe. The game could now have went either way but it was the home side who again gained the initiative when Wood's shot was only parried by the keeper and who else but Lauder was there to slam home the rebound for his hat-trick.


The away team nearly scored an equaliser at the death but Cowe made an excellent block to deny their striker after he had capitalised on Woods poor back pass. Chirnside went straight up the park and with the last kick of the game substitute Blaikie side footed home Lauders cross high into the net to make the final score 4-2 to the home team.