Eyemouth suffer at the hands of Ormiston

Goal scorer Sean Phillips on the ball for Eyemouth United in their home match v Ormiston
Goal scorer Sean Phillips on the ball for Eyemouth United in their home match v Ormiston
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Eyemouth’s season continued to lurch into gear as they went down to an Ormiston team they had shown they could dominate.

After an impressively observed minute’s silence for the late Graham Harkness, SAFA President, the home side impressed with their attacking intent in the opening stages, whereas the visitors appeared to be disinterested.

Eyemouth’s balls into the box caused problems, and Ormiston really should have made life easier for themselves at the back.

Their defence was twice unhinged by bouncing balls in the box, and their bar rattled, before Sean Phillips struck for Eyemouth.

He ran onto a squared pass form Tait to steer a sweet drive into the bottom corner.

Eyemouth’s good work was erased soon after, though, as they conspired to gift Ormiston a penalty.

Captain Graham Nesbitt scuffed it wide of the post, but the scores were soon level anyway with James Wilson heading past his own keeper from the most innocuous of positions.

Ormiston continued to let Eyemouth through on goal right up to halftime, with the home attackers overrunning balls, looking to elaborate,and letting their guests off the hook.

The two team indulged in tit-for-tat attacks from the restart. Ormiston took the lead through Scott Wright, only for Shennan to capitalise on loose play to draw level.

Eyemouth continued to pepper the Ormiston box with crosses, and Stevie Shennan went agonisingly close quickly in succession, hitting the bar and then heading just over at the far post.

Those chances would be rued as Ormiston pulled away in the closing minutes.

Their dedication to the long ball paid dividends, before captain Nesbitt forestalled any hopes of a comeback with a well-taken free-kick.

Eyemouth manager Carl Hudson was left frustrated by the miscommunications in his defence.

“You could have heard a pin drop in the changing room after the game. The lads know that we cannot win matches defending like that.”

He went on: “The inconsistency is killing us. We’re playing well, and just shipping unnecessary goals.

“We could have been 3-0 up at the break.

“In all fairness, the only goal they deserved against us was their free kick.

“We’ll be looking to get on track at Duns in the next game.”

Eyemouth United: Tansey, Spiers, Brown, Wilson, Walker, Jess, Tait, Phillips, Bullen, Shennan, Lockhart.