EYEMOUTH UNITED 2, EASTHOUSES LILY 5
Eyemouth have had the better of meetings with Easthouses over recent years, but the form book was torn up in no uncertain fashion when the two sides met this time.
Easthouses Lily took the initiative from the very first, and it only took ten minutes for them to convert that into a lead. A free kick from wide was nodded in at the back post by Ryan McQueenie. Five minutes later another free kick was conceded by the Fishermen, and the Lily taker slotted it under the Eyemouth wall.
Things proceeded to get worse for the home side as they conceded again five minutes before the break, although James Wilson did manage to score, getting on the end of a long throw into the Lily box.
They were still denied the boost in morale from that goal, though, as even later in the first half Lily’s Liam Grant hit a stunning 25 yard effort into the top corner.
In the second half Eyemouth struck again on the hour mark through Jonathon Brown, but there was still time for Lily to earn a spot-kick and convert it.
Manager Mike Galloway admitted the game was “a bit of a car crash” as Eyemouth struggled against long ball tactics, but he was pleased with how his side adapted in the second half.
Eyemouth: Tansey, Wood, Sherry, Graham, Jess, Bullen, Wilson, Brown, Adamson, Phillips, Tait.