Decent start to Dowie’s reign as Kelso boss

Kelso United 3

Eyemouth United 1

Kelso opened their league season with a win against the Fishermen at Woodside Park.

The Tweedsiders got off to the perfect start and went one up in less than a minute, central defender Dean Clark driving home from close range after Eyemouth keeper Adam Mutch parried Sean Spoor’s shot straight at him.

The home side made it two seven minutes later as Owen Benzies calmly lobbed the ball into the net over the advancing keeper.

On the half-hour mark, Kelso had an appeal for a penalty when the returning Des Burnett clashed with Gordon McInnes in the box, but referee Stewart Luke waved play on.

The Fishermen got a goal back in the 66th minute as a free kick from the half-way line found Scott Adamson at the back post and he made no mistake from eight yards.

Kelso increased their lead with 12 minutes of the match remaining. A long clearance from home keeper Elliot Turnbull saw Bonnington take the ball in his stride down the left and after beating the defender, cut inside and shot into the top corner of the net past the advancing Mutch.

New Kelso manager Scott Dowie said: “We have a few young players and I’m pleased with the way these boys performed.”