Amateurs back with win after lay-off


By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 09 February, 2016, 08:13
Football Rumours


After being inactive for seven weeks due to the festive break and bad weather, Tweedmouth got back

to action with a win over near neighbours Duns at Berwick Academy, with the Five Arches pitch still


Tweedmouth handed a debut to new signing Lauder, and also welcomed back McPherson and Strang into the squad.

The home team made the perfect start, taking the lead after eight minutes.

Antcliff beat the full back before cutting back to Phillips, who found the top corner from 12 yards.

The same player almost

doubled the lead soon after, meeting a cross from Williamson, but he was denied by a fine save from the visiting goalkeeper.

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Antcliff was causing the visiting defence all sorts of problems. Firstly he hit the side netting after rounding the keeper, then he shot narrowly wide after being set up by Williamson.

At the other end, Moran hit the woodwork for Duns with a shot from the edge of the area, after a free kick was not fully cleared by the home defence.

Four minutes into the second half, the Amateurs doubled their lead, Hope springing the offside trap and beating the visiting keeper.

This led to a period where the visitors came back into the game, using the wind to their advantage.

They were held at bay, thanks to Wright and Phillips, who both had finegames at the base of midfield.

The home side made a series of changes to bring fresh legs into the game and one of the substitutes, Wood, was unlucky to see an effort disallowed for offside.

But moments later the same player finished the game off, latching on to a flick-on from fellow substitute Thompson before finding the net for a third goal.

This weekend, Tweedmouth play Gala Hotspur (away) in the B League.

* Match sponsored by Tyne and Tweed and Pearsons of Duns.