Greenlaw, Chirnside enjoy home victories

Greenlaw 2, Duns Amateurs 0

THIS local derby was a tense affair, with Greenlaw getting an early lead, though they were forced to work hard to make sure of a win.

The home side got off to the best possible start when they took the lead after only two minutes.

Player manager Lawrie Dunn struck a freekick 18 yards out, and with a little defelection of the wall, his shot flew into the top corner.

After that electrifying start the game settled into a period of Greenlaw dominance until halftime, but if they were hoping to kill Duns off, they were disappointed.

Greenlaw had a great chance to double their lead when Jamie Wright connected with a cross, but his effort was blasted over the bar.

Balls into the Duns box caused the visitors some discomfort, because minutes later Alan Redpath got himself into a glorious position at a Greenlaw corner, failing to connect. In the second half, Duns grew into the game and instigated some sweeping box-to-box play, but neither keepers were tested until Jake Galbraith sealed the points with a brave header.

The match ball was sponsored by B. and K. Hume Groundworks.

Chirnside Utd3

Hearts of Liddesdale1

CHIRNSIDE secured only their second home league win of the season with a hard fought victory over Hearts of Liddesdale at Comrades Park on Saturday.

The home team took an early lead when Christie headed home from close range and for most of the first half were in control of the game without adding to their tally.

Hearts of Liddesdale’s best opportunities of the half came from set pieces but found Todd in the Chirnside goal on top form.

In the second half the visitors nearly equalised straight away but Hoyle made a good block.

Substitute A. Turner gave the home team some breathing space on the hour mark when he finished well with his left foot. However, within five minutes the away side pulled one back.

Hearts pushed hard for the equaliser but it was Chirnside who had the better chances with Armstrong shooting wide with just the keeper to beat and he also clipped the top of the bar with a shot from the edge of the box.

Turner secured the points for Utd in the closing stages with another well taken finish and fellow substitute Campbell almost scored another but just failed to connect to Windram’s cross from the right.