Not a happy new year for Tweedmouth Ams

Langholm Legion 3-2 Tweedmouth Amateurs

Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 9:44 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 9:47 am

Tweedmouth made the journey to Langholm hoping the New Year would see an upturn in their league form, but returned home empty-handed, and to rub salt into the wounds, results elsewhere saw them drop to the foot of the table.

The home team made the brighter start and opened the scoring when a long ball cut through the Tweedmouth defence. However, the visitors hit back and Clark crossed from the left for Falconer to knock down and Phillips to level from the edge of the box.

The equaliser lifted Tweedmouth. They almost capitalised on the momentum with Tait hitting the crossbar from distance. But it was the home team who again took the lead, this time in spectacular fashion, with a 25-yard shot which flew into the top corner.

In the second half Tweedmouth again hit the crossbar, this time Wood from a free kick, while at the other end Stobbart produced a fine save to keep the deficit to only one.

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The home team netted again when a corner was headed in via the underside of the bar. Robertson pulled a goal back for Tweedmouth with an excellent free kick, but they could not force an equaliser.

• Match sponsors were J H Greenwood & Company and Castle Blinds.

• Tweedmouth travel to Tweeddale Rovers on Saturday in the Beveridge Cup.