Eyemouth sunk by seven-up Craigroyston

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CRAIGROYSTON 7, EYEMOUTH UNITED 2: This proved to be one game too many for Eyemouth whose squad is carrying too many injuries at the moment.

Manager Carl Hudson had to call in two trialists to fill up his bench and after the defeat he said: “With the season we have had I cannot find it in my heart to criticise the players.

“They have given me their all this season and there is still a chance of a top six finish at the end which I will be happy with.”

Eyemouth struggled to cope with the speed and the movement of the Craigroyston forwards throughout the game and before they knew it they were 3-0 down.

Stevie Shennan was then hauled down by the Craigroyston goalkeeper, who was the last man. Shennan had stud marks on his thigh to show where he had been tackled, but the referee for some reason only showed a yellow card, and to rub salt into the wound he then saved the Eyemouth penalty.

Almost straight away the home side broke upfield and scored a fourth which killed the game off.

Eyemouth pulled one back through Mark Bolton just before half-time after good work by Lee Walker and Nicky Clark in the build-up, but in the second half Craigroystn rammed home their superiority with another three goals and United were dead and buried. They also had the ball in the net on two other occasions.

George Windram pulled one back right at the end but this was no more than a consolation goal.

Eyemouth: Tansey, Sherry, Spiers, Walker, Clark, Bolton, Brown, Jess, Phillips, Shennan.