Menu
 
Home | Sport | Legion secures vital win
 
Football | 28th November 2019
 

Legion secures vital win

 
 
 

Football

Langholm Legion 2
Jed Legion 1

FINLEY Dell was the hero of the Langholm Legion match against Jed Legion when he scored a vital goal in the 89th minute.
Langholm Legion hosted Jed Legion last Saturday in a division A fixture, with Langholm knowing a victory would almost certainly guarantee division A football next season.
In a scrappy tense opening it was the visitors who looked the more threatening, despite Langholm enjoying the bulk of possession, Jed were keeping their defence shape and looking dangerous on the break.
The visitors took the lead after a quick attack 10 minutes in when they found the Jed right winger in some space and his low angled drive flew into the net.
Legion tried to respond but attacking moves were breaking down and the Jed side were content defending deep and as the half wore on Langholm grew more and more frustrated.
It was nearly two when a defence splitting pass sent the Jed Legion striker through on goal but his goal-bound shot was deflected on to the cross bar by keeper Derek Johnson who gratefully grabbed the rebound.
Finally, Langholm brought the Jed keeper into action when a long-distance drive from Ali Little was tipped over the bar and from the resulting corner Lee Irving headed just over.
Into the second half and Langholm were dominating the game, but Jed were defending manfully throwing bodies in and clearing every cross.
Langholm drew level after 10 minutes. Right winger Barry Rayson was sent down the right wing and his curling “cross” deceived everyone including the Jed keeper and crossed the line via the back post.
This was the timely boost Langholm needed and started bombarding the Jed rear-guard. Substitute Scott and Gardner combined well but the big striker’s shot was blocked, and then full back Connor Ewart dragged his shot wide in a good position.
It looked like it was going to be a point each but in the 89th minute young centre half Finley Dell latched on to a loose ball and as the Jed Legion defence dived into block, he created the space well before firing past the helpless keeper.
Jed rallied but Langholm saw out the five minutes of injury time comfortably and claimed three vital points.
Langholm Legion claimed a vital win, which is pleasing considering how poor they were in the first 45 minutes and a much improved second half saw them win, just.

Match Sponsor:
Marshall Farmer Ltd.

Team: D Johnston, C Ewart, F Dell, I Little, C Ireland, B Rayson, A Little, C Cuthbert, L Irving, S Collins, D Borthwick. Subs: C Gardner, A Wilson, T Scott (used),
R Hotson, C Pool (unused).

 
 
Would you like to support us?

The Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser is our community owned local newspaper and even in today’s troubled times, we aim to bring you local news and articles in an impartial, responsible and factual way.

We hope you have enjoyed reading this free article but we need your support so we can keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent and keeps you up to date with what is happening in Eskdale and Liddesdale.

Every reader’s contribution, however big or small, is so valuable to us.
 
 
‘Owned by the Community...Published for the Community’
Do you have a story?

Please get in touch if you have a story or article you would like to see published.

Related Articles

Proud day for Langholm’s Ally

Rugby

 

Annan 2nd XV 12 - 12 Langholm 2nd XV

Rugby

 

Hirsute pursuit of the mucho moustachioed men of Milntown

Rugby

 

Middlemoss trail is last of the season

Hounds

 

Empire wins at Kelso

Horseracing

 

Legion FC victory in the South Cup

Football

 

Convincing win in top-of-table clash

Rugby

 

Walk on the wild side

THE Langholm Initiative will celebrate Community Land Week Scotland with…

 

Jamie says "Oot Ma Way"

Horseracing

 

Milntown's special brew

A COMMEMORATIVE beer has been launched by the Borderlands Brewery…

 

Ally is honoured

Rugby

 

Exceptional evening for exceptional club

LRFC 150th

 

Bowling

Langholm New Town

 

Ladies’ Day on Castleholm

Flapping

 

Sports leaders of the future

Young Sports Leaders

 

Clegg siblings compete in Tokyo

Paralympics

 

Kids at Milntown rugby camp "Get into Summer"

MILNTOWN hosted a summer rugby camp to eager youngsters aged…

 

40 pairs for Craigs’ contest

A GREAT entry of 40 pairs contested the open Castle…

 

Lang’s original vision brings net result

IN 1958 Dr Laing, the Canonbie GP, and his wife, Joy, built…

 

Langholm jockey hangs up stirrups

LANGHOLM jockey Dale Irving announced his retirement last Friday after…

 

Kelso’s quality field

Horseracing

 

Luke takes league title

Bowling

 

Return to rugby is postponed for three months

CLUB and school rugby will not return to competition until…

 

Diggle Boy makes it a hat-trick

Hounds

 

Keeping active during Covid

STEPS are being taken to encourage school pupils to be…

 

Border Brae takes the honours

PUPPY produce day was held at Sewingshields last Saturday. As…

 

Winner demolishes a bewildered Derby field

And Langholm Common Riding followers debate the shade of the…

 

Gormley is back in the saddle

FLAT-RACING jockey Jamie Gormley is back in the saddle and…

 

A win-win relationship which breeds success

Rugby

 

Ready for the off

Horseracing

 

Bowling reopens

Bowling

 

Borthwick’s golden goal wins Legion’s new prize

Football

 

Chance to play additional rugby

Youth Rugby

 

Golf is back on from tomorrow

Golf

 

Make an impact: volunteer

Helping out is a rewarding way to take and interest…

 

Grand designs

Three potential options being considered

 

Traditions kept alive

Bowling PAUL Mitchell has been elected president of the Langholm…

 

“Bomber” makes it to Dream Team

ROBIN “Bomber” Hislop has been named in The Rugby Paper’s…

 

McArthur’s visit still on the cards

Athletics COMMONWEALTH Games athlete Holly McArthur will keep her date…

 

Hartleys keep calm and canter on during crisis

Equestrian UNTIL a few weeks ago the Hartley family were…

 
 
requires mailchimp logins and wired up to a list
Join our mailing list
Keep up to date with all that’s going on at the E&L
This site uses cookies.
Configure
 
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.