Eyemouth undone as leaders leave with all three points

Football
Football

EYEMOUTH UTD 0 CRAIGROYSTON 3: Craigroyston stretched their lead at the top of the league when they beat Eyemouth on Saturday.

For United it was perhaps a game too far and manager Carl Hudson admitted afterwards that in some respects the season’s end can’t come soon enough.

Eyemouth gave a good account of themselves and in a tight first half created a few half chances, but at half-time it was 0-0.

In the second half the Edinburgh side started to exert their authority and they finally opened the scoring after 65 minutes when a free kick deflected off the wall and looped into the net.

It was a goal which gave Craigroyston a lift and they went on to add a second, although there was a suspicion of offside.

Brown had a chance at the other end, but the visitors sealed the victory with their third with a header at the back post.

Earlier in the week Eyemouth had achieved a good 3-1 victory over an Easthouses side which had gone unbeaten in their eight previous matches.

Lee Walker gave them the lead with Connor Lough grabbing the second and top scorer Stevie Shennan the third with his 35th of the season.

“The lads battled hard in both games,” said Hudson. “It was a good result to beat Easthouses, but Craigroyston are a good side and I fully expect them to go on an win the league title.”

Eyemouth: Tansey, Spiers, Windram, Ireland, Shennan, Brown, Bolton, Walker, Lough, Logie.