Mattinson’s heroics not enough for Legion
Chirnside United 7
Langholm Legion 5
BAL DIVISION A
LANGHOLM Legion’s Brian Mattinson scored five goals, but still ended up on the losing side as Chirnside United triumphed in this 12-goal thriller.
In one of only five Border Amateur League games to survive the weather, Jack Windram and Danny Hoyle struck for the Comrades Park men before half-time, but Langholm responded through Mattinson’s first goal, a low shot from the edge of the box.
Chirnside responded immediately through two quickfire goals from Windram to complete his hat-trick.
However, Langholm then produced a stirring comeback through four more strikes from Mattinson.
Among the quartet of goals were two successful penalties, the second also resulting in the sending-off of Chirnside’s Ryan Purves for handball on the goalline.
Down to 10 men and 5-4 behind, United looked destined for defeat.
However, Keir Blaikie notched a double and Adam Turner’s left-footed effort sealed an incredible win.
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Thursday 23 May 2013
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