First league point since October for Amateurs

Stow 1-2 Tweedmouth Rangers

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 8:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:06 pm

It was a case of so near yet so far for the Amateurs, who almost snatched a vital three points in their bid to avoid relegation, but in the end had to settle for their first league point since October.

The visitors more than held their own in the first half, enjoying the majority of the possession but at the break it remained 0-0.

It was the home team who took the lead early in the second half. A slack back pass allowed Cleghorn to finish from an acute angle. For a while this handed the momentum to the home team and they almost doubled the lead when a header from a corner hit the crossbar.

With time running out Tweedmouth took off a defender and introduced an additional striker. This left them vulnerable to the counter attack and twice Stobbart pulled off fine one on one saves to keep the lead at one.

This was to prove vital when Thompson headed in a corner to level the scores, but they were then reduced to ten men when Simpson was sent off for pushing an opponent.

In injury time, the Amateurs thought they had netted a winner through Tait, but it was ruled out for offside.

Tweedmouth would like to the Auction House Berwick and Michael Guthrie Developments for travelling costs.

On saturday Tweedmouth face Gordon at home.