Eyemouth win through to semi’s, but manager Hudson resigns

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Eyemouth secured their place in the Alex Jack Cup semi final by beating Ormiston 2 - 1. This was a very much improved performance from United who had several players missing due to injury.

Eyemouth started well and could have scored in the first five minutes. This was just the start need from a motivated United side who wanted to make amends for the disappointing result against Ormiston in the league just two weeks previously.

Steve Shennan opened the scoring 30 minutes into the game for Eyemouth with a great solo effort to slot the ball past the Ormiston keeper from a narrow angle. Unfortunately for Shennan this was his last kick of the game having to come off with a twisted ankle.

Some poor defensive play just before half time allowed Ormiston to score the equaliser as the ball hit the post and slid passed the outstretched Paul Tansey.

Eyemouth started the second half positively and were strong in defence with great performances by Sherry, Brown, Walker and Speirs.

Up front Wilson and Phillips were proving to be difficult for the Ormiston defence to manage and Wilson scored the second from close range.

Wilson had the ball in the net again but the referee failed to see that the ball crossed the goal line. Jess and Tait in the centre of midfield played very well, along with Adamson and Bullen and anything that came Tansey’s way was well saved.

On the down side, after the game Carl Hudson resigned as manager (see story on back page).