EIght Is Great For The Panners In Great Display Against Fishermen


After going down 4-0 to Kelty last week, Preston Athletic looked to bounce back at home to Eyemouth United on Saturday
Missing for the match were midfield duo Liam McFarlane & Dale Pennycuick, right back Michael McFarlane, left back Paul McCathie and suspended Marc Reid.  Shaun Conway & loan player from Whitehill Robbie Crater were brought in to the starting 16.
The visitors were quick out the blocks and opening the scoring after just 3 minutes when Graham Paterson and John Crawford combined well to set up Daniel Blackie to fire home the opener.
This fired up Preston who came back into the match with Macauley Woodcock coming close on 6 minutes, then Kieran Jack fired over a great chance set up by Greg Binnie on 20 minutes.  Then on 28 minutes Kieran Jack took on the defence and his shot was saved by Walters in the goals but Greg Binnie gobble up the chance to give the Panners a deserved equaliser.
Both team had good chances to take the lead before the break with Preston’s Jonny Grotlin hitting the bar after being set up by Binnie.  Then Evan Smith did likewise for Eyemouth but it was Peston who went in at the break ahead as on 43minutes, Jamie Cochrane hit a shot that was deflected into the net to make it 2-1.
The second half was dominated by the home side and the third goal came on 53 minutes when Kieran Jack scored after good build up play by Grotlin and Binnie.  The fourth came for Preston when Ross Cowan put Binnie through who crossed over for Grotlin to score.  Referee Gary McGregor awarded a penalty after defender Kevin Strachan stopped substitute Robbie Carter from scoring and Greg Binnie converted and got his second of the game.  The goal of the game came from Jonny Grotlin, who got his second of the game on 74 minutes and Preston’s sixth when he got the ball from Robbie Carter and he fired home a sweet 18 yard shot in off the bar .
Preston hit two more to finish off the fishermen  on 79 minutes when Kieran Jack got his second and Preston’s seventh after Jack Jardine hit the post and he slotted home. Then Jardine got the eighth a minute later to round off a great afternoon for the home side who have scored 8 goals for the second time in 4 weeks and the first time in a competitive game at home.
Next up for the Panners is an East Lothian derby against Ormiston at East Mains kick off 2.30pm.