Eyemouth United 0-1 Kelso United

Football
Football

Eyemouth faced local rivals Kelso on Saturday and dominated the game from start to finish But a lack of quality ball in the final third let them down.

Kelso only had two shots at goal all afternoon, and they scored from one of them and hit the post with the other.

Eyemouth were always the more dominant force, but this was a game where most of the play centred around the midfield.

The Fishermen created the better of the chances, and Sean Phillips found himself through one-on-one with the goalkeeper, who made a good save.

A Wilson free kick was well saved low to his left by the visiting keeper, and Jess looked as if he might score from the spilled ball. but before he could get a touch a defender made a good covering tackle and cleared the danger in the area.

Kelso, who were seldom a threat to the Eyemouth back four, took the lead when they scored on the break, a crisp shot from 25 yards beating Tansey in the home goal.

It was 0-1 at half-time and in the second half Eyemouth again held the upper hand, but could not find a way through.

The game developed into a midfield battle, and although Jess had a chance when he broke clear, in general it was a lack of quality ball in the final third of the field which led to their downfall.

This weekend Eyemouth face Tynecastle (away).

Eyemouth: Tansey, Spiers, Windram, Brown, Greenlees, Jess, Bullen, Wilson, Collin, Phillips, Lough.