Peebles Rovers 5-1 Eyemouth Utd

IT may have been a day where off-the field news took centre-stage, but Rovers’ thumping win over Eyemouth could spell a bright end to the season. 


When this Rovers team attacks, it attacks.

That’ll be the main point that fans will walk away from Whitestone thinking – after Rovers put on a five-star star showing with five-goals.

Awful tabloid headlines aside, this was a day where things really clicked for Rossi’s Rovers.

After just a few minutes of play – Rovers raced into the lead courtesy of yet another Alan McMann strike.

The advancing Jack Smith whipped in a great ball, McMath taking a touch to compose himself before coolly slotting the ball home.

Lee Zavaroni was up next to try his luck, cracking the woodwork with a powerful strike on 7 minutes.

Nothing good lasts forever though, and Eyemouth pounced to secure an equalizer on thirteen minutes – John Crawford scoring.

There were occasional moments where it looked like the game could degrade into a tight battle – Eyemouth proving to be tough opponents.

McMath was the hero again just before half-time, breaking the deadlock with a thumping header from a corner.

The second-half saw McMath complete his hat-trick: bundling the ball over the line on 53 minutes to send Whitestone wild.

Substitute David Lindsay came off the bench soon after, making a near immediate impact.

A foul on McMath in the box saw a penalty awarded to the Rovers, Lindsay stepping up to smash the ball home.

And then, in what proved to be the final kick of the game – Lindsay grabbed goal number 5.

Off the back of a tidy McEwan pass – Davie went one-on-one, and came out on top to round off the day in style.


Big praise for Alan McMath/McMann here. We’ve genuinely lost count of the number of hat-tricks he’s had this season. Simply magnificent.

David Lindsay again showed his quality, two lovely finishes to cap off a fine performance.





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