Following a run of good results United dominated the early stages. Positive exchanges between Kelly and Windram the left caused the home side problems; similarly Blaikie and Logie were looking sharp up front.
It wasn’t long before the papermakers took the lead when Logie looped his header over the onrushing keeper. The second arrived soon after when a long throw by Young was controlled exquisitely by Blaikie, who swivelled and slammed the ball home.
Logie went close with a cute chip that grazed the outside of the post. Windram completed the scoring in the first half when he deflected home a Young free-kick.
After the break Tweeddale gradually fought their way back into the game. Stanton was rarely troubled in the Chirnside goal; however Tweeddale pulled one back midway through the second half when the ball was curled in from outside the area.
United battled to hold the hosts at bay. It wasn’t until the last kick of the match, Tweeddale scoring a penalty when Kelly was adjudged to have brought down the Tweeddale forward, that they conceded again. The final whistle sounded as Chirnside kicked off securing another vital three points.