Eyemouth United 2
Peebles Rovers 5

By Neil Hobson
at Warner Park

PEEBLES Rovers’ winning ways in 2018 continued after overcoming a challenging Eyemouth side. 

An early goal from David Lindsay put the Rovers in control before Gregor Lamb bagged two rapid-fire goals in the second-half.

Rovers were boosted further after Daniel Blackie was sent off on 31 minutes for fouling Ben McGinley.

Michael McEwan, along with a late strike from Robert Sterricks, then secured the three points to end Peebles’ Warner Park hoodoo.
Prior to this match, Rovers hadn’t won a single encounter with the Seasiders.

Ger Rossi’s men will be delighted with a good performance and the three points which see the Whitestone Park club climb up to sixth in the table. 

At a freezing Warner Park, Rovers burned off the chills to start brightly.

Gregor Lamb was at his industrious best as he looked for a chink in the home side’s armour.

Revelling in the space he was allowed, Lamb tried his luck from 20-yards with the resulting effort whizzing past the post by a mere whisker.

We didn’t have to wait long for the first goal however after David Lindsay slammed the ball past Mark Walters with 15 minutes on the clock – the goal courtesy of a McEwan pass who split the defence open with a well-timed move.

From there on, Rovers grew in confidence and controlled the majority of the first-half, with Ray Fleming, Lee Zavaroni and Alan McMath all seeing chances batter the woodwork or go wide.

The complexion of the game was to change on 31 minutes, after Daniel Blackie was sent off for fouling Ben McGinley in a one-on-one after a crazy lunge.

Eyemouth were almost given the tasering they needed as they immediately solidified as they tightened up with a man down.

But, it was to no avail as Gregor Lamb notched twice in the second-half in the space of two minutes with two classy finishes after turning his markers inside out. 

Then, on top of an already superb performance, Michael McEwan powered through a lax home defence to make it 4-0.

Robert Sterricks then scored a fantastic goal in the dying embers of the match to make it five.

Two late consolation efforts from Evan Smith and Richard Green for Eyemouth weren’t enough as Rovers held on to net all three points.

Peebles: McGinley, Mackay, Brown, Smith, Fleming, Rossi, Zavaroni, McEwan, McMath, Lindsay, G Lamb
Subs: Sterricks, Newell, Dodds, Schulz-Keith