Dunn’s spectacular goal earns Greenlaw a draw

Lawrie Dunn
Lawrie Dunn

GREENLAW 2

ANCRUM 2

Greenlaw faced Ancrum in the league on Saturday looking to overturn the bad form of the past few weeks.

The game started evenly with both teams having a chances, William Smillie had the best of Greenlaw’s early opportunities, which he failed to convert.

Solid defending by Greenlaw kept Ancrum out although midway through the first half Gall made a great save at his near post keeping the game all even.

Greenlaw finally broke the deadlock in the 38th minute when a Sean Spoor corner was met by the head of new signing Steven Drummond who headed the ball back into the area for Luke Turner to volley home.

The first half ended with Greenlaw the stronger side.

The second half could not have started any differently. Within five minutes Ancrum found an equaliser from a great through ball and only minutes later took the lead.

Greenlaw then hung on and only last minute defending kept them only one goal down.

It wasn’t until 15 minutes from the end that Greenlaw found their form again and started pushing forward. With 10 minutes left Lawrie Dunn got on the end of a Mark Long corner with a sweet bicycle kick right into the top corner.

Greenlaw pushed on but to no avail.

This weekend Greenlaw face Chirnside United in yet another home league tie.

Match sponsor was John Laidlaw and sons (Jedburgh).

* Chirnside United maintained their steady start to the season with a battling 3-2 away win over Stow.

The win puts Chirnside onto ten points from their six games played to date, holding down a mid-table position.

*Gordon ran riot at the weekend when they rattled off an impressive 15-0 away defeat against the struggling Selkirk Victoria.

* Coldstream Amateurs found themselves without a game at the weekend because of red tape.

The Amateurs were due to play Linton Hotspur at home, but the game was cancelled, and the points awarded to the opposition, after officials deemed they were in debt suspension.

A message on the club’s Twitter account said they were extremely disappointed at the decision.

They said their secretary had gone on holiday and forgot to pay a £5 fine until his return.

Despite making contact with the SFA they were told ‘rules are rules.’