Peebles Rovers 1-1 Eyemouth United

Football
Football

Eyemouth took a point from a battling performance against Peebles on Saturday.

But in truth this was a game both sides might have won near the end, had it not been for two great saves by the goalkeepers.

First of all an Eyemouth trialist was denied by the Peebles’ keeper after Wood played a good ball through, and then Tansey had to come to Eyemouth’s rescue with an equally important save in the last minute of the game.

The first half saw both sides cancel each other out and there were few scoring opportunities.

The second hal;f developed in much the same way, with the defences on top. But Eyemouth got the breakthrough when Collin got in behind the defence down the right and crossed into the box.

Striker Faulkner made the challenge for the ball, but he was wiped out by the goalkeeper and the referee pointed to the spot. Wilson converted the penalty, but United were then guilty of sitting back on their lead. They defended too deeply and they paid the price when the home side equalised from a corner. As the ball was played in a Rovers’ player made a run to the near post and found the net from close range.

Eyemouth only had 13 players and manager Max Scott had to play the entire 90 minutes. United conclude their season this week with games against Hawick and Berwick Reserves.

Eyemouth: Tansey, Wood, Phillips, Trialist, Spiers, Lauder, Wilson, Scott, Adamson, Collin, Faulkner.