Tweedsiders to face Teries

Kelso 4

Peebles 1

UNDER-13s CUP SEMI-FINAL

THE wind was a telling factor for both sides in this cup tie at Woodside Park, which was played over four quarters.

Peebles went ahead early in the game when their first major attack was converted by Buster Davidson with an accurate header.

The visitors followed this up with some exciting, attacking football and narrowly missed doubling their advantage towards the end of the first quarter.

Kelso came back into the game in the second quarter playing against the wind.

Ewan Paul and Jack Phillips both went close before Charlie Stewart scored from the edge of the penalty area after the ball rebounded from a goalmouth scramble.

Kelso moved 2-1 ahead with after a solo run by Jamie Cockburn. The Tweedsiders maintained the pressure and, after gaining a free kick, Kyle Blaikie scored a superb goal from 25 meters out. The goal is a real contender for Kelso’s goal of the season.

Peebles’ heads didn’t go down and they worked hard to get back into the game. Stout defending from Grant Veitch helped preserve the home side’s lead before Gavin Dickson scored from a Nik Stingl free kick.

Kelso now meet Hawick in the final at Netherdale on Sunday (kick-off 1pm).