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Tweedmouth 3 - 6 Greenlaw

Tweedmouth 3 - 6 Greenlaw

By John Short
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Ams left empty handed as Greenlaw take the points


Tweedmouth welcomed Greenlaw to the Five Arches hoping to build on their win over ed egion the previous week. Overnight rain had put the game in doubt but a strong wind dried the pitch enough to enable the game to go ahead. Greenlaw made the perfect start taking the lead after only five minutes, a well constructed move down the left side making space for Devaney to shoot home from twelve yards. Tweedmouth thought they had levelled after a Clark free kick was spilled by the goalkeeper, who made amends by pulling off a fine save on the rebound. Moments later, however the home team did equalise when Heugh cut in from the wing and score from the edge of the area.

Tweedmouth then enjoyed a spell of pressure but smart goalkeeping dealt with crosses from Powling and Wood and a fine last ditch tackle denied Robertson who was through on goal. At the other end Devaney took advantage of a mix-up in the home defence to re-take the lead. The lead was extended five minutes later when Smillie found himself unmarked at the back post and his shot gave Stobbart no chance.

The home team were in determined mood and soon pulled back a goal when a free kick was lofted into the area and Simpson headed beyond the visiting keeper. The comeback was completed when a shot from outside the area was parried and Heugh was first to react shooting home from close range. Again the home team pushed forward while they had the wind at their backs, but half time arrived without any further scoring.

The visitors began the second half using the wind to push back the home team and their spell of pressure finally paid off when Brydon met a corner kick at the back post to head home. The home team came close to equalising when Antcliff who was having a fine game charged down a clearance from the goalkeeper, but his block fell agonisingly wide into the side netting. The visitors extended the lead midway through the second half when Devaney completed his hat trick with a lob over the keeper. The scoring was rounded off by Hume ten minutes from time to secure three points for the visitors.

Tweedmouth Amateurs would like to thank match sponsors R L Smith & Sons Ltd and Woody’s Taxis

Next Saturday Tweedmouth face a trip to Stow for a Division A league fixture

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Match details

Match date

Sat 25, Feb 2017

Kickoff

14:00