Eyemouth United 1-1 Civil Service Strollers

Eyemouth East of Scotland v Civil Service
Eyemouth East of Scotland v Civil Service

Eyemouth played their first game under new manager Max Scott at the weekend and earned a point from a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Civil Service.

Scott has only recently been appointed and has agreed to be guided by assistant Gary Smith in the first few weeks.

Smith selected the side for Saturday’s Qualifying Cup game, but Scott must have been pleased with what he saw, as United put up a battling performance in what were difficult conditions.

A strong wind blowing across the pitch meant both sides struggled to control the ball, and as a result play was often scrappy.

It was also a game of few chances and Civil Service took the lead after ten minutes when Eyemouth lost possession at the back.

Goalkeeper Mutch made a good save but he had no chance with the follow-up which was tucked away confidently.

Earlier this season Eyemouth won away to Civil Service so they knew they were a match for the Strollers.

United continued to try and press and they got their reward with a first half equaliser when Collin beat two players down the right and he chipped the ball to the back post where it was met by the on-rushing Adamson. He also chipped the keeper and the ball found the net.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first with both sides struggling to contend with the elements. Both teams created chances but failed to score and the game ended in a deserved draw.

This was a good start for the watching new manager who will continue to be supported by Smith.

Eyemouth: Mutch, Greenlees, Brown, Windram, Spiers, Collin, Wilson, Bullen, Adamson, Phillips, Lockhart. Subs used: Waugh and Lough.