A last minute Graham Paterson header saw Eyemouth leave the Rovers feeling sea sick as we went down to a 3-2 defeat at Warner Park in the EOS League Cup.
Allan McDonald and Bruce Runciman made two changes to the side that saw off Ormiston at Whitestone last Wednesday, with McDonald dropping to the bench in favour of Jamie Mackay and Donovan Ndiweni returning to the starting eleven for the absent Colin Smith.
The game started with immediate Eyemouth pressure, and barely two minutes had passed before Ross Patterson had sneaked into the box and blasted home past McGinley.
A spell of dominance for the sea siders didn’t last and Peebles soon got a grip of the game, with the first half restricted to sparring in the midfield as both defences nullified any attack. An improved performance was greatly needed for the second forty five minutes, and the boys responded perfectly through an excellent David Lindsay equaliser. Ndiweni injected a bit of pace into the side, and dashed along the left wing before feeding a great ball to Lindsay.
The teenager showed no hesitation and planted a firm right foot strike into the bottom corner on 58 minutes. Schulz-Keith was then introduced to the game- returning after struggling with a toe injury, and the former Tynecastle man swiftly made his mark as he glided up the park, leaving his marker for dead before drilling home on 62 minutes.
Peebles showed great resistance afterwards, with Brown putting in a solid display at the back and McGinley continuing to impress between the sticks with several fantastic saves to keep Eyemouth at bay.
But, disaster struck on 79 minutes as sub Andrew Sword stabbed from short-range to make it 2-2. The horror was compounded on 90 minutes as Paterson tapped a controversial winner home, despite protests at the defender being offside.
Peebles: McGinley, Dodds, Robertson, Brown, Cockburn, Runciman, Zavaroni, Ndiweni, Mackay, Lindsay, Inglis
|August 6, 2016||2:30 pm||EOS League Cup||2016|
|Innerleithen Rd, Peebles EH45 8BE, UK|