Beveridge Cup Final

Gordon celebrate their win.
Gordon celebrate their win.

Gordon 1

Chirnside United 0

Gordon picked up their second trophy of the season with victory over Chirnside United in Saturday’s Beveridge Cup Final at Greenlaw.

Chirnside began the half brightly but struggled to create anything clear cut in the opening stages of the game.

Gordon gradually came more into the game and started to get some room in the midfield, but they too struggled to create anything clear cut and were restricted to shots from distance.

Neither keeper was being tested as scoring chances were hard to come by. Chirnside did have a half chance when a break of the ball from a corner landed at the feet of Romaines but his shot went past the left hand post.

Gordon began to apply some more pressure and put Chirnside on the back foot. They were soon rewarded when Brown picked up a ball on the edge of the box and hit a speculative shot towards the Chirnside goal, however the Chirnside keeper made a hash of the routine catch and dropped the ball into his own net.

This seemed to knock the stuffing out of Chirnside and Gordon tried to apply more pressure and should have increased there lead but Utterson, at full stretch, failed to hit the target with the goal gaping keeping the score 1-0 at half time.

Gordon began the second half on the front foot but again a lack of cutting edge in the final third meant the chances didn’t arrive.

Chirnside soon settled into the game and began to pin Gordon back in their own half but again some resolute defending by the organised Gordon defence meant scoring opportunities were few and far between.

Chirnside were now well on top and were unlucky not to score when a lob shot by Duncan Morrison was tipped onto the bar by the keeper only to bounce down the wrong side of the line to the dismay of the Chirnside support.

Chirnside then had another half chance but again the keeper saved well at the feet of Condy.

As the game drew into the final stages Chirnside were reduced to 10 men when they had a player sent off for a second bookable offence but despite this Chirnside pressed for the equaliser but, as was the story of the game, the Gordon defence held firm to claim victory for their side.