Swordy double as Eyemouth win through to Walls Cup semi’s


By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 3:39 pm
Eyemouth Amateurs host Linton Hotspur in the rearranged Walls Cup Quarter Final.
Eyemouth Amateurs host Linton Hotspur in the rearranged Walls Cup Quarter Final.


Eyemouth Amateurs won through to the semi-finals of the Walls Cup in the Border Amateur League with a 3-0 home win over Linton Hotspur on Saturday.

This was a hastily arranged match after both sides saw their scheduled league fixtures fall by the wayside due to the weather, which also hit a number of other games.

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In cold and windy conditions, Eyemouth adapted the better and they scored the only goal of the first half to lead 1-0 at the break.

Linton were still in the tie until the closing stages when the home side netted twice in the final eight minutes to seal the victory and book their place in the last four.

Goalscorers for Eyemouth were Andrew Swordy with two, and Jamie Logie.



This was a real ding-dong of a match, but the key was the sending off of two Chirnside players in the second half.

At that stage the Colts had fought back from 4-1 down to level it up at 4-4.

Earlston had taken the lead after only five minutes when a shot was parried and Neil Laidlaw netted from the loose ball.

A second was added shortly afterwards when the visitors were awarded a penalty and Laidlaw bagged his second from the spot.

A goal from a good passing move saw the visitors go 0-3 up, but the Colts managed to pull one back before half-time.

In the second half Earlston added another to go 1-4 in front.

But Chirnside then had the first of their players sent off for a scuffle.

They managed to recompose themselves and fought back to 4-4

But again, indiscipline got the better of the home side and a second red card reduced them to nine men.

Earlston took advantage of the situation and they grabbed what proved to be the winning goal ten minutes from time.



Duns moved up to fourth place in the C Division with this win over Hawick.

Goalscorers for the Gavinton side were Mitchell, Dubchester and Lackenby, who maintained his run of form, making in 12 goals from 12 league starts for Dingers.