Sat 19
West Barns
Tweedmouth Amateur FC
West Barns  v Tweedmouth Amateurs Football Club

West Barns v Tweedmouth Amateurs Football Club

By John Short
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Another loss on the road for Amateurs

It’s an old cliché but football is all about taking chances and this game was a perfect example. Tweedmouth did enough to belief they should have taken something away from the game, but the team are quickly learning that mistakes are being punished at this level.

Tweedmouth made a disastrous start, going a goal down within the first minute. A long free kick avoided everybody until it was poked in at the back post. But the lead didn’t last long. A slack pass back from the left back to the goalkeeper was pounced upon by Wood, the loose ball stabbed into the empty net by Gleadow.

Tweedmouth thought they had taken the lead soon after, a looping header by Clark went over the head of the keeper, but the effort was disallowed for offside. Tweedmouth knew it wasn’t their day when the home team then went down the other end and took the lead from an almost carbon copy situation.

Tweedmouth started the second half the stronger. Tait was causing the home defence problems with set pieces. His first corner was fizzed across the six yard box but found no takers. His next found Gleadow at the back post, but his effort was touched over the bar from close range. Phillips also linked up well with Clark but saw his effort well saved. Tweedmouth knew they had to score while they were on top but again fell for the sucker punch, when the home team extended the lead with their first attack of the half when a long throw was not dealt with.

The third goal gave the home side confidence and took the wind out of the Tweedmouth sails. Clark pushed forward looking for a consolation and was unlucky to see an effort touched over by the keeper. At the other end a slack pass from Tait trying to play his way out from the back was seized upon by the home team who further extended their lead, putting the game to bed.

With the game into injury time the home team rounded off the scoring with a breakaway goal as Tweedmouth searched for an equaliser. As a result West Barns moved to the top of the league and Tweedmouth extended their run of defeats to three in a row.

Tweedmouth would like to thank match sponsors Stephen Roughead Plumbing and Hainsworths Meanswear

Next week Tweedmouth travel to Langholm for a Division A fixture

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Sat 19, Nov 2016