Tweedmouth Ams 4-0 CFC Bowholm

Tweedmouth Amateurs v CFC Bowholm in the Border Amateur League Division C. The only Border Am game to beat the weather.

Tweedmouth Amateurs v CFC Bowholm in the Border Amateur League Division C. The only Border Am game to beat the weather.

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Tweedmouth welcomed CFC Bowholm to the Five Arches on Saturday in what was their final fixture of 2014.

In what could only be described as freezing conditions, and on a tricky pitch, both sides were keen to give it a go.

Tweedmouth were again down on numbers with Thompson having to keep goal as regular number one Cain was absent. However, they had plenty of experience to call upon from the bench with club veterans Short, Dixon and Rodgers.

The home side started the brighter and had the better of the possession and as had happened in previous weeks they found themselves in front after quarter of an hour, thanks to a tidy finish from Nicky Clark.

Bowholm’s tactics of two banks of four and one up top continued to frustrate the home side and they found that they had to play with a lot of patience to draw the away side out of their own half.

After some fine, quick passing, moving the ball quickly from left to right, space opened up and Nicky Clark found himself with a good goal scoring opportunity only to unselfishly square the ball across the six yard box for teammate McPherson to slot home and give Tweedmouth a two goal cushion going into the break.

The half time team-talk consisted mainly on continuing to be patient and further goals would come.

Tweedmouth tried to up their game but still found Bowholm to be stubborn and difficult to break down, but following a fine strike from full back Turnbull, whose shot could only be parried by the away keeper, Wood was quick to pounce and follow up to score and put the game beyond doubt.

With ten minutes remaining substitutes Rodgers and the irrepressible Dixon were introduced with the latter finding himself in space down the left to score what could only be described as a ‘Worldie.’ He chipped the Bowholm keeper from all of 20 yards - he will not score a finer goal than that.

Tweedmouth remain top of the tree for Christmas with a 12 point lead, with tougher tests to come they must remain focused come the new year when the league resumes again on January 10.

The match was sponsored by Marshall Meadows Caravan Park and Londis shop in Prior Park.