Menu
 
Home | Sport | Near miss against Victoria
 
Football | 11th April 2019
 

Near miss against Victoria

 
 
 

Football

Langholm Legion 2
Selkirk Victoria 3

LEGION looked like they would reach a cup final for the second season in a row after scoring two goals within 15 minutes of the start of this Forsyth Cup semi-final.
They started brightly and within 10 minutes they were in the lead after a long throw from Andrew Paisley.
Dan Winter flicked the ball on and Jake Little’s blocked shot fell kindly to Lee Irving who finished from close range.
Five minutes later Legion were two goals up. Lee Irving’s head flick found Jake Little who timed his run to perfection and eased the ball past the advancing keeper.
Legion continued to enjoy the bulk of possession but, with 10 minutes of the half left, Selkirk pulled back a goal when their dominant centre half headed home a free kick.
In the second half Dan Winter had a goalbound strike blocked off the line and Brian Mattinson fired over in good position.
Selkirk pulled level after a long throw into the box. Keeper Ryan Cuthbert did well with a point-blank save but the rebound was tucked away.
The remaining minutes were played out and both teams headed for 30 minutes of extra time.
The first 15 minutes were all Legion and Jake Little came agonisingly close with two great opportunities, both from corners.
When Paisley bolted down the right flank, his cross fell to Scott Collins and with the goal gaping his shot sailed over the bar.
Five minutes into the second half Selkirk took the lead with a good passing move which was finished well.
Legion were now in panic mode and threw everything forward but Selkirk defended well and Legion mustered only one more decent chance but Winter’s strike sailed over the bar.
As the final whistle blew, a joyous Selkirk celebrated but the home side were dejected and a mixture of anger and frustration was evident.
Legion had blown a great chance to reach a final and on another day they may well have taken their chances but it was not be and the season has ended on a low.
The club would like to thank all the sponsors this season and the loyal supporters who attend most Saturdays and give great backing.
The season has ended in disappointment but, overall, their league position of fourth, if results go their way, will be the second highest the club has achieved so it’s definitely something to build on.
They will most probably compete in a very competitive Division A next year.

Team: R Cuthbert, A Paisley, I Little, C Ireland, C Ewart, L Irving, C Cuthbert, J Little, A Little, D Winter, B Mattinson. Subs: S Collins, B Rayson (used), C Pool, T Scott, A Wilson.

Match sponsor
Caroline & Callum Cuthbert.

 
 
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

N’golo in fairytale finish for local owner Kevin

Six-figure race in the bag for Canonbie-owned racehorse

 

Langholm heartbreak as rivals snatch promotion

Smith’s men miss out by a single point after title…

 

Langholm dominant in six-wicket victory

Cricket

 

Altogether cracking day at Langholm 7s

Rugby

 

Jardine hat-trick inspires Langholm win

Langholm took on Dunbar in another rescheduled East League 2…

 

Burgh-by-Sands Easter extravaganza

Hounds

 

LRFC keeps it in the family

Father and son score in first home game for five…

 

Five points secured and debut try for Jardine

Rugby

 

New 7's sponsor

Rugby

 

Conan sets fastest 5k in UK for U17

Athletics

 

Langholm lads help carry Hawick U18s to victory

Rugby

 

Bowling wins for Langholm’s Ryan

Carpet Bowling

 

Bowling rinks tournament

Bowling

 

Oliver steps up for Doddie

Six-year-old Oliver Davidson from Langholm recently took up the Doddie…

 

Aidan scores hat-tricks wherever he goes

Football

 

Langholm Life helps Alan return to winning ways

Horseracing

 

Legion denied place in last eight

Football

 

Dream racing job for Sam

Horseracing

 

Sadie is flying high

Gymnastics

 

LRFC:150 years of the crimson jerseys

Rugby

 

Bowlers on the carpet for a busy weekend

Carpet Bowling

 

Inspiring Gillian

Girls Football

 

Canonbie man takes 25th place in RAC Rally

Rallying

 

Arwen’s blast cancels all sport

Storm

 

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

 
 
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.