Ring-rusty Jed go out

Linton Hotspur 4

Jed Legion 1

WRIGHT CUP QUARTER FINAL

JED travelled to Peebles following a three-week lay-off and consequently came up short in terms of fitness and sharpness.

Linton started the better, working the flanks well, and it was no real surprise that the opening goal came from a surging run down the right with Andy Daykin’s cross-cum-shot beating Steven Henderson in the visiting goal.

Jed then started to get to grips with the game and Nathan Gillie was getting the better of the opposition full back on numerous occasions.

With half an hour played, Jed managed to equalise from a corner when the two Gillies, brothers Nathan and Daniel, combined, with the latter on hand to head home from 10 yards out from the former’s corner.

Jed probably should have made more of their dominant spell, but it was Linton who went ahead when, despite Kyle Finlayson suffering a head knock in the opposition box at a Jed corner, the referee failed to stop play and Danny Forbes broke to score.

Then poor play saw the ball given away on the edge of the visitors’ box and Linton punished them with Daykin again slotting past Henderson from a tight angle.

Jed never really recovered in the second half and struggled to put any passages of play together.

The home side looked the more likely to add to their tally, but it took until the last five minutes for them to do so.

Jed went for broke and changed their formation to try and rescue the game, but the home side took full advantage when they went on the counter attack and Micky McEwan was able to shake off Graeme Hyland to flick the ball home with his head from an angled cross.