Eyemouth’s home advantage results in a derby cup win

Coldstream's Chris Baillie lunges in on a tackle. Eyemouth Ams vs Coldstream Ams, 1st round of The Waddell Cup, changed venue from Coldstream to Eyemouth because of frozen pitch.
Coldstream's Chris Baillie lunges in on a tackle. Eyemouth Ams vs Coldstream Ams, 1st round of The Waddell Cup, changed venue from Coldstream to Eyemouth because of frozen pitch.

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ON a day when local football again took a hammering from the weather, this game was only able to go ahead due to a change of venue.

Originally this first round Waddell Cup tie had been scheduled for Home Park at Coldstream, but heavy snow meant the pitch was unplayable and so it was switched to the coast at Gunsgreen instead.

In the end Eyemouth used their home advantage to record a hard-earned victory, the result being in doubt right up to the final whistle, with the Fishermen’s third and decisive goal coming over a minute into injury time.

Coldstream made the early breakthrough and led through a ninth minute penalty from Gareth Henderson after a controversial hand ball on the line, the player going unpunished.

The visitors continued to press and looked as if they would add to their lead but poor finishing was to be their downfall.

For 35 minutes the home side were not in the game but managed to bag a 39th minute equalising goal out of nothing through Jamie Logie and after that they never looked back.

The game then swung on a second penalty just a minute before half-time and when Logie netted his second from the spot Eyemouth found themselves in front.

This was a gritty local derby and in the second half both sides went in search of further goals.

The second half saw Eyemouth press for more and Black was called into action on several occasions in the Coldstream goal.

The Streamers had chances of their own too and Stobart was forced to pull off a fine save on 70 minutes.

The home side were then reduced to 10 men after a scuffle on the edge of the box but Coldstream never really took advantage of the situation.

It looked as if 2-1 was going to be the final scoreline, but in the 91st minute Eyemouth added a decisive third through Micky Gillan.

It could have been a very different game had the early hand ball incident resulted in a red card.