EOS success with win over Eyemouth

Posted on Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Spartans came back from a goal down to beat plucky Eyemouth in an incident packed Central Taxis East of Scotland match at Ainslie Park.

The Borders side, currently basement dwellers in the division, were under pressure from the off with Blair Atkinson beating the offside trap only to look on as his shot was well saved.

Despite dominating the half, it was the visitors who took the lead on the 35th minute mark. A corner whipped in to the penalty area found Eyemouth centre-half Darren Bowie who thumped his header into the ground and into the back of the net.

The lead was to be short lived. A free kick just two minutes later was whipped in with pace to find Andy Howat in space. His first effort from the head was saved but his rebound found the back of the net and Spartans were level going into the break.

Half Time: Spartans EOS 1-1 Eyemouth

Ten minutes into the second half and Spartans took the lead. A wonderful pass from Brad Raiker found Sean Stewart out wide and the winger cut inside before unleashing a strike that nestled in the back of the net.

Howat was then denied his second of the match when he saw his shot smack off the woodwork as Spartans looked to extend their advantage.

The decisive goal was to finally arrive after fine play down the left flank from Paul Dickson saw Substitute Maclean Simpson collect the ball before placing his curled effort into the far corner of the net.

With time running out for Eyemouth to stage a late comeback, the Borders side were left to see out the final three minutes with 10 men. A loud penalty claim from the visitors was brushed aside by the match official who in turn gave a free-kick Spartans way. Eyemouth striker Gary Scott was sent off for his protests as emotions ran high.

Full Time: Spartans EOS 3-1 Eyemouth

Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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