St Boswells 1-3 Chirnside United Colts

Football
Football

Graham Patterson, Dan Romanies and Jake Lough were on target as Chirnside United Colts extended their lead at the top of Border Amateur League Division C.

All the goals came in the first half. The second half was goalless due to some excellent saves from the home goalkeeper and two outstanding goalline clearances from Colts defender Ryan Wood.

The first chance came Chirnisde’s way after 10 minutes when a cross from Jake Lough found Dan Romanies. He did well to get his head to it, but the ball went agonisingly by the post.

The visitors should have taken the lead from a corner when Matt Lawson fired in a powerful shot from 18 yard which looked like it had crossed the line before being kicked away, but the referee waved play on.

St Boswells broke up field and should have opened their account after their No 9 broke clean through the Chirnside defence to go one-on-one, but Colts keeper Jason Lugget pulled off a first-class save.

With half an hour played a corner from Lawson was flicked on by Romanies for Graham Patterson to fire home from eight yards.

The Colts doubled their tally five minutes later when Lee Hannan set up Romanies for a simple tap in.

St Boswells pulled a goal back from their No 9 after the Colts defence stepped out from a free-kick in a bid to leave him offside, but the referee correctly awarded the goal.

Jake Lough then scored from an acute angle after Romanies played him in to make the score 3 -1 at half time.

The second half was a pretty even affair with Ryan Blaikie making a great tackle to thwart St Boswells from scoring.

At the other end Romanies hit the post and the St Boswells keeper pulled off two excellent saves, the first from Jamie Mitchell and the next from Paul Johnstone.

At the other end it was Ryan Wood who came to the Colts’ rescue with two outstanding goalline clearances to secure a vital three points.