Gordon 2, Chirnside Utd Colts 2
CHIRNSIDE Colts should have had this game done and dusted by half time but with some unbelievable misses from the Colts’ strike force of Dan Romanis and Kieran Blaikie and midfielder Paul Blacklock they were rather fortunate to leave with a point.
Having not played a game for three weeks and training being restricted because of the weather this certainly contributed to the way the Colts played on Saturday. The first miss of the day came after 10 minutes when a cross from the left from Daniel Pattenden found Kieran Blaikie with loads of space only to miss the target from 10 yards when he tried to burst the net when a simple side foot would surely have resulted in the first goal of the game.
Following another cross from Daniel Pattenden this time it was Dan Romanis who scuffed his shot wide from eight yards.
As often happens when chances like this are missed the opponents went up to the other end and scored with Gordon netting from their first corner of the game with their big centre half scoring from a fine header.
Chirnside got back on level terms when a Paul Blacklock corner was headed in at the near post by Dan Romanis.
The Colts continued to miss loads of chances with the pick of the misses coming from Paul Blacklock when he was clean through on goal for only to somehow put the ball over the bar from two yards.
Gordon had the majority of the play in the second half and eventually were awarded a penalty after Ryan Blaikie was adjudged to have brought down their striker. The spot kick was duly despatched to make it 2 -1 to Gordon.
The Colts got back on level terms again when the hard working Michael Tweedie chased down a ball forcing the Gordon keeper into a mistake allowing him to slide the ball into the net.
With 10 minutes left Gordon broke upfield but a terrific save from keeper Jason Lugget kept the Gordon striker’s shot out.
Both teams were going for the win now and two fantastic long range efforts from Daniel Pattenden could have won it for the Colts but unfortunately for the young striker one hit the post and the other hit the bar.
At the end of the day a draw was probably a fair result.