South Scene

Skipper Roddy Cooksley receives the trophy from Richard Osborne. BG
Skipper Roddy Cooksley receives the trophy from Richard Osborne. BG

South Scene

By John McNaught

Stranraer celebrate. BG

Stranraer celebrate. BG

Saturday 14th May, 2011.

Tweedie Cup Final

Heston Rovers 3 Stranraer 6

The Tweedie Cup final was the last match to be played in South football this season and the silverware was competed for between Heston Rovers and Stranraer.

A very good first thirty minutes of football at Maryfield saw both sides setting up good goal scoring chances with both teams hitting the woodwork but it was Stranraer who opened the scoring on the half hour mark when Roddy Cooksley headed in from a corner. Eight minutes later Glen Mitchell rose unchallenged at the back post to head home to give Stranraer a two goal advantage. A minute before the break an Alex Maxwell shot from twenty yards slid underneath the Stranraer keeper to bring Heston back into the contest.

Six minutes after the break Glen Mitchell cleared a Kevin Wright shot off the line and Stranraer broke immediately and a cross from Ian Millar allowed Angus Cochrane to score from twelve yards. Richard Jones scored Stranraer’s fourth on the hour mark and Ian Millar scored the fifth with a thirty-yard free kick which sailed high over keeper McCulloch and into the net. Steven Walker made it five goals to two in seventy-eight minutes before Agnew for Stranraer made it six goals to two six minutes later. Steven Walker scored Heston’s third goal three minutes from time for the final goal in a nine goal thriller. Plenty of chances for both sides but on the day Stranraer defended better and took their chances to lift the silverware to bring the curtain down on season 2010/11.