Eyemouth back to winning ways
By Del Tennant
Leith Athletic colts 2 Eyemouth United U15s 3
Eyemouth travelled to Leith Links for league duty against Leith Athletic colts who are sitting at a similar level in the league.
The strong wind across the pitch was making play difficult but it was Eyemouth who were controlling play from the start.
Anderson,Sanderson & Ovcinnikovs all went close before the visitors were awarded a free kick 25 yards from goal.
Dead ball specialist Tennant fired the ball goalwards & a slight deflection off a defender helped take the ball away from the home keeper.
Leith failed to trouble Fairbairn in the Eyemouth goal with Honeyman alert to any loose balls in the middle of the park.
Tennant added his second goal with a whipped in corner with such bend the ball had already crossed the goal line before a defender could only smash the ball into the roof of the net.
Eyemouth added a third before the break with a great team goal started by Honeyman to Ovcinnikovs who played the ball to White who showed great composure to look up & pick out a perfect through ball to Zilatis who finished confidently.
After some strong words from their coach Leith started the second half strongly & Eyemouth gave them confidence by giving them a soft penalty which was smashed home.
Leith had their tails up but Eyemouth's defence of Mace, McCulloch, Deans & Honeyman who were being assisted by Ovcinnikovs who had dropped in from midfield were comfortable holding them 20 yards from goal.
Anderson, Sanderson & Ovcinnikovs went close before Leith grabbed another goal from a front post scramble from a corner making the last 10 minutes more nervous than they should have been.
Sanderson showed great effort and determintion chasing down the Leith centre half & keeper who were forced to put the ball out of play taking the pressure off to help Eyemouth see the match out for a well deserved victory.