Tweedmouth progress after win in nine-goal thriller

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Tranent Juniors 4, Tweedmouth Juniors 5

Tweedmouth set up an interesting home tie against Salvesen BC in the second round of the Federation of Hibs Supporters Cup with a hard fought victory against Tranent.

Tweedmouth took the game to Tranent as earlier as the first minute with Matty Tait creating havoc down the left side. Tranent cleared and succeeded in winning a corner which was cleared well but fell to a striker on the edge of the box who had all the time in the world to pick his spot and within two minutes Tranent were a goal up.

Tweedmouth were in control and playing some good football, passing ,moving creating chance after chance and in the 12th minute they were on level terms when Luke Dickson went on a run and cut in to deliver a hard and low cross-shot which ended up in the net. Then on 18 minutes Daniel Tindle struck after a cheeky chip pass from Kieran Bullen was nodded on by Dylan Patterson and Tindle burst onto the ball to tuck home.

Once again Tranent broke forward on 26 minutes to win another corner, again the clearance was made but not far enough and the on-rushing midfielder struck a superb volley from 35 yards which left Sean Robertson in the Tweedmouth goal rooted to the spot. On 34 minutes they struck again after a Tweedmouth attack broke down, Tranent broke at speed and the attacker cut the ball back for an easy tap in. But in true Tweedmouth style they battled back and it was Tindle who got his second and the equalier on 41 minutes.

The second half started with Tweedmouth in the ascendancy once again creating and missing chances, Patterson being the main culprit missing a few chances but he got his reward on 55 minutes when he struck after being put clear by the ever impressive Shane MacGregor, who also struck the cross bar with a stinger of a shot. Then after 59 minutes man of the match Tindle got his hat-trick when he pounced on a loose ball to tuck home.

With the game firmly camped in the Tranent half it was only a matter of time before the flood gates opened, Dickson,Tait and MacGregor laid on chance after chance but the Tweedmouth strike force could not put any more away, then just to cap it all off Tranent scored a fourth on 70 minutes to ensure a nervous end, but it was Tweedmouth who were the better team and deserved to run out winner

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