Second successive win for Eyemouth

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Eyemouth United 4, Peebles Rovers 2: EYEMOUTH made it two wins out of two when they beat Peebles on Saturday.

Following on from their openiong day win over Berwick Reserves, United have so far exceeded all expectations.

But manager Carl Hudson is adamant there is still a long way to go and he is not allowing his players to get too carried away.

Eyemouth, with a couple of regulars missing, changed the formation for this game, and they were also forced to change it mid-match after central defender Andrew Hastie picked up a knock.

Stevie Shennan gave the Fishermen the lead after 20 minutes, and it might have been two when James Wilson raced clear one on one with the keeper but pulled his shot wide.

For a spell they then lost their way and Rovers took advantage to score twice before the break, the second coming from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time when Jess fouled whilst making a covering tackle.

But Eyemouth lifted their game at the start of the second half and two quick goals saw them back in front at 3-2.

Shennan and Wilson were the scorers and at this stage it looked as if they might go on and win comfortably.

But again they lost their composure slightly and it was only two saves from goalkeeper Adam Mutch which kept them in front.

The decisive fourth goal came just five minutes from the end when Nicky Clark squared the ball for Jonathon Brown to hammer home.

Afterwards Hudson said: “Two wins out of two is an unexpected start for us. It’s pleasing nonetheless, but we know there is a long season ahead and we only have a small squad.”

For this weekend’s game against local rivals Duns, Eyemouth will be without keeper Mutch and Hudson is currently trying to line up a suitable replacement.

Eyemouth: Mutch, Jess, Hastie, Spiers, Waddell, Walker, Brown, Bolton, Clark, Shennan, Wilson. Subs used: Lough, Adamson, Walker.