Wood nets four as Tweedmouth storm into Forsyth Cup's semis


Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 1:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 1:54 pm
STRUGGLING -- Holbrook St Michaels.

Tweedmouth staged a dominating display against Division A opponents to reach the semi-finals of the Forsyth Cup, with striker Kyle Wood netting four goals.

The Amateurs made a solid start, keeping possession for the opening phases of the game, and that early promise was rewarded with the opening goal when a quickly-taken Clark free-kick caught the home defence napping and Wood slotted past the keeper.

Antcliff went close to doubling the lead, his free-kick striking the bar, after the same player had been brought down on the edge of the area.

Wood was then denied a penalty after being brought down in the area, his hard work closing down the defenders leading to several mistakes from the home team.

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He was not to be denied a second, however, after being put through on goal following good work from Phillips and Clark in midfield.

The Amateurs’ management demanded a sharp start to the second half, and this was provided by Antcliff, who beat the full-back on the by-line and, with the outside of his foot, scored from the acutest of angles for a 3-0 lead.

Wood was a constant thorn in the side of the defence all day and grabbed his well-deserved hat-trick for the fourth.

That was a signal for Tweedmouth to introduce substitutes, and it was two of those who linked up for the fifth, Williamson setting up Hope, who struck a curling shot from the edge of the area.

The scoring was rounded off when McPherson and Williamson worked the ball well for Williamson to cut the ball back for Wood to score his fourth. Tweedmouth now travel to division rivals Gala Hotspur in the semi-finals.

Tweedmouth would like to thank sponsors J H Greenwood & Co, R L Smith & Sons Skip Hire, Pearsons of Duns Builders Merchants and Woodys Taxis for covering travel costs for the match.