In the only Border Amateur football match to beat the weather, Tweedmouth welcomed CFC Bowholm to the Five Arches on Saturday for the final fixture of 2014.
In what could only be described as freezing conditions, and on a tricky pitch, both sides were keen to give it a go.
The home side started the brighter and had the better of the possession.
And, as they had in previous weeks, they found themselves in front after quarter of an hour, thanks to a tidy finish from Nicky Clark. Bowholm’s tactics of two banks of four and one up top continued to frustrate the home side and they found that they had to play with a lot of patience.
After some fine, quick passing, space opened up and Clark again found himself with a good goal-scoring opportunity, only to unselfishly square the ball across for teammate Nicol McPherson to slot home and give the league leaders a two-goal cushion going into the break.
Tweedmouth found Bowholm to be stubborn and difficult to break down after the restart, but following a fine strike from James Turnbull, whose shot could only be parried by the away keeper, Kyle Wood was quick to pounce and follow up to score and put the game beyond doubt.
With 10 minutes remaining, the irrepressible Tommy Dixon found himself in space down the left to score what could only be described as a ‘Worldie.’ He chipped the Bowholm keeper from all of 20 yards.