Tweedmouth beat Greenlaw to lift Forsyth Cup

The Forsyth Cup Final at Runciman Park, Earlston between Tweedmouth Ams and Greenlaw. Tweedmouth win 1-0. Tweedmouth pair Nicky Clark and Ross Aitchison are presented with the Forsyth Cup by Grace Forsyth.

The Forsyth Cup Final at Runciman Park, Earlston between Tweedmouth Ams and Greenlaw. Tweedmouth win 1-0. Tweedmouth pair Nicky Clark and Ross Aitchison are presented with the Forsyth Cup by Grace Forsyth.

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Tweedmouth Amateurs 1, Greenlaw 0: Tweedmouth ended their season on a high by winning the Forsyth Cup thanks to a Kieran Bowell goal seven minutes from time in the final.

His header in the 83rd minute was enough to win a very tight contest at Earlston between two evenly-matched teams.

The Forsyth Cup Final at Runciman Park, Earlston between Tweedmouth Ams and Greenlaw. Tweedmouth win 1-0. Ross Aitchison celebrates with his team-mates.

The Forsyth Cup Final at Runciman Park, Earlston between Tweedmouth Ams and Greenlaw. Tweedmouth win 1-0. Ross Aitchison celebrates with his team-mates.

The sides had met just a week earlier in a league game when Tweedmouth, despite playing the entire match with only nine men, held out for a confidence-boosting 0-0 draw.

Greenlaw had the better of the first half in the final at Earlston, but couldn’t breach the Tweedmouth defence.

The second half belonged to Tweedmouth, who kept the ball better and used it well, putting the Greenlaw defence under pressure.

But again, as in the first half the defence came out on top, until the 83rd minute, The winning goal came from a good cross in by Gary Robertson. Bowell got ahead of his marker at the far post to head into the far corner.

Greenlaw pushed on to try to level and came close with a shot which hit the post, and Powling had to pull off a good save to deny them in the last few minutes, but Tweedmouth held on to take a well-deserved victory.

Credit has to go to both teams for playing some decent football on a scorching red hot day.

Tweedmouth’s celebrations, however, were cut short as they had to get back to Berwick to play in the Charities Cup on the Stanks.