CHIRNSIDE UNITED COLTS - MATCH REPORT
Date : 30th August 2014
Opposition : Earlston Rhymers
Competition : League
Location : Away
Chirnside Starting Team
|12||Brandon Pollock||on for S.Lackenby||6|
|14||Michael Pattenden||on for E.Pollock||5|
|15||Dennis Smolenskij||on for J.Crombie||6|
Score : 2 - 0
Scorers : D.Romaines, S.Lackenby
Assists : D.Pattenden, J.Wood
Bookings : 0
Sendings off : 0
Starting the season away to Earlston who were promoted as Runner Up to Colts in the C division last year was never going to be an easy task for the young Colts team. Earlston haven brought in some experienced players from higher Divisions over the summer and the several of the Colts players were making there debut in adult football!
But this did not deter them from the task at hand, as straight from kick off Colts pushed forward and a cross from Lough out wide fizzed across the Earlston box. The bright start immediately lifted the confidence of all the debutants as Chirnside had Earlston largely locked in their own half for the opening 15minutes.
Earlston grew into the game though forcing back to back corners that troubled Chirnside. The game opened up for a period as both sides made chances. Crombie went through clear on goal following a good interchange of passes from Jordan Wood and Daniel Pattenden. But the youngster took a rush of blood and snatched at his shot sending the ball agonisingly wide. Earlston scrambled a Coilts corner away before conceding a free kick 30 yards from goal. Daniel Pattenden whipped in a curling free kick to the back post which, was met with a powerful Dan Romaines header, leaping above his marker. The net bulged and Romaines wheeled away in celebration much to the anger of the home team claiming foul play, but the goal stood.
But a lesson was to be learned for the young side as straight from restarting the Earlston midfielder weaved his way through 3 soft challenges and into the box. Lugget in goal made a sharp save with his legs and the rebound fell to the feet of the advancing striker. But Ryan Wood appeared from nowhere to poke the ball away from the striker who had the goal at his mercy. Keeping the score to 1-0 at half time.
After the interval the Colts looked a little unsure of how to approach the game as Earlston pushed forward in search of the equaliser. The colts defence had to with stand several crosses and corners as Earlston were enjoying their best spell of the game. Lugget pushed a long range effort over the cross bar and Ryan Wood again made 2 last ditch tackles. But Earlston couldn’t break down the defence to forge a clear attempt at goal.
A handful of Colts counter attacks petered out before they got going but the pace in which Chirnside moved from back to front was a real concern for Earlston. The first corner of the half for Colts saw the ball pinball round in the box before Jordan Woods toe poke cannoned back off the post and into the keepers hands.
Then the moment Chirnside had threatened, slick passing from Daniel Pattenden and Jordan Wood set the electrifying pace of Lackenby away through the middle. Only one touch was required for Lackenby as he lashed the 25yard thunderbolt right into the bottom corner of the net. Unfortunately he injured himself in doing so and had to be subbed.
there on in Colts looked the stronger team not allowing Earlston a sniff
despite them throwing on an extra striker. All in all a solid start
for the very young team.