East of Scotland League
|2.||Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale|
|3.||Heriot Watt University|
|Winner(s): No Winners. Drawn by Eck Cessford|
|£355 carried forward|
The Match against Tynecastle will be part of the groundhoppers programme..
|East of Scotland League |
Result: Coldstream 2 Ormiston 0
The bright sun soon lifted the gloom of the Committee Hibees who had watched in the "Pivvy" their side unluckily lose to the Dons in the Cup Semi Final.
Coldstream set about their visitors with a will but Ormiston had a great chance to break the deadlock when Nash only five yards out managed to balloon his shot over the bar. This aside the Blues pressed but without any real penetration in the final third.Windram was again working well on the left wing but with no takers for his inviting crosses. Coldstream finally prised open the visitors in the 20th minute when Strang scored the opener. Windram then fired wide after more good play and Watson blocked a Strang shot before making a fine save from Walker. Walters in the home goal was untroubled and the score remained 1-0 at the half time whistle.
Walters saw more action after the break and he made two good blocks to prevent an equaliser. Having weathered this flurry the Azurri roared back and Johnston, when well placed, fired the ball into the bowling green amidst the opening competition.( The jack was not disturbed). Dixon shot a free kick just over the bar before Johnson, who had just been introduced, scored Coldstream's second with a fine downward header in the 80th minute to secure the victory.
The Match Sponsor Derek Campbell nominated Kris Dixon as Man of the Match.
Now it is on to Easter Road on Wedensday Night for a half time penalty shootout against Victoria A.F.C. with 5 players taking part and with £250 paid for each penalty scored.
Coldstream: Walters, R.Dixon, Walker, Ainslie, Logan, Grant, Johnston, Beasley, K.Dixon, Strang, Windram. Subs: Johnson, Lee, Chapman.
Ormiston: Watson, Malcolm, Millard, Macleod, Roberts, Murray, Hughes, Simpson, Nash, Hadden, Carr. Subs; Clark, Weir, Hunter, Morgan.
|April 100 Club Draw |
The April 100 Club winners are as follows;
1st Prize £150 Mr John Purves, Home Terrace, Coldstream.
2nd Prize £75 Mr Jimmy Hope, High Street, Coldstream.
3rd Prize £50 Mr Douglas Patterson, Leigh- on- Sea, Essex.
Well done the winners and better luck to everybody else next month.
|East of Scotland League Cup 1st Round |
Result: Coldstream 1 Heriot Watt University 2
After victories against Tweedmouth Rangers and Burntisland Shipyard in the King Cup the Blues were in confident mood for the visit of the high flying students from Riccarton. At stake was a place in the semi-final against Leith Athletic.
The visitors started brightly with the fleet footed Donnelly causing the home defence some problems firstly shooting wide before shooting high after beating two men on a mazy run into the box. This caused palpitations amongst the Boys in the Shed. Early pressure was weathered but disruption was caused when Lee had to retire with a rib injury to be replaced by Beasley. Coldstream came close after Dixon dispossessed Dargo and fired over a cross which just evaded the onrushing Johnston. The Azurri suffered another injury blow just before the break when Hall received a nasty head knock which necessitaed his removal to hospital. He was replaced by Strang after the break with Luke Dickson moving to full back.
Strang and Beasley were combining well in midfield and the latter sent Dixon clear in the 55th minute only to see his shot well saved by Reid. Coldstream were now dictating the play and Johnston flashed a rasping shot just wide of the upright. Brown was booked for fouling before nearly opening the scoring. His scrambled shot was only eventually cleared with some difficulty.
The Blues support was beginning to think of victory when as so often happens disaster reared its ugly head in the 65th minute. Dowds swung in a corner from the left which Walters punched clear only for the ball to strike a defender and bounce back into the unguarded net. This gave the visitors momentum and Walters did well to block an effort from Watt. But nils desperandum and the Blues fought back and pressed for the equaliser. It duly arrived in the 83th minute when Dixon fired home into the bottom corner to give Reid no chance. Thus it remained at the whistle and extra time was needed.
Luke Dickson was replaced by the evergreen Phil Johnson and he duly took up hid place in the back four. Walters was again in action in the 98th minute when he foiled Donnelly who seemed poised to score after racing clear. The students did finally go in front when Fraser drilled in a shot from 16 yards. Coldstream did not wilt and continued to show great spirit in their quest for the equaliser. Indeed Windram came very close as his downward header bulleted uowards and off the crossbar. It was not to be and the visitors held on for a very narrow victory over a battling Coldstream team who had lost two key players during the tussle.
The Match Sponsor chose Mark Walters as Man of the Match.
Coldstream: Walters, Hall, Walker, Birkett, Logan, Lee, Dickson, Brown, Dixon, Johnston, Windram. Subs: Johnson, Beasley, Strang.
Heriot Watt University: Reid, Dargo, Barclay, Watt, Service, Napier, Spence, Lane, Donnelly, Dowds, Smith. Subs: Fraser, Saunders, Qiunn, Laurenson.
|King Cup 2nd Round |
Result: Coldstream 6 Burntisland Shipyard 0
Warm sunshine and the perfectly fresh green sward of Home Park welcomed Burnisland for a second round tie of the King Cup. Their team bus had been delayed by a road traffic incident and the team never really caught up as the Blues ran riot and put the "Shippies" to the sword.
Lambie was in action after only two minutes as he pushed a fierce shot away for a corner and he was kept busy as Coldstream kept up the early pressure. Such was the optimistic mood in the Shed that the Savant was able to regale his avid listeners of tales of his 500 games for the mighty Bamburgh F.C. Fortunately his reminiscences were brought to a close by action in the visitors goalmouth. Dickson fired the ball over the bar from five yards before a Johnston header took a similar course. The same player shot wide just before Brown was booked for an agricultural tackle on Hynd who needed treatment before continuing. He immediately made amends by scoring the opening goal in the thirtieth minutes from a fine through pass from Dickson who then made it two as Coldstream piled on the pressure. Windram danced down the left wing and scored the third after a superb run and shot which blurred past Lambie. The Azurri were running riot now and Johnston made it four just before the break when he slammed home a great Windram cross into the box.
The Boys in the Shed had not yet returned from their half time pies and " yellow yodellers" when Ainslie headed home number five from a corner. Windram on the wing was causing havoc in the visiting defence and he nearly made it six with a fierce shot which whipped just wide. Dickson did make it six in 55 minutes after a finely threaded through pass from Johnston. There was no further scoring though Coldstream threatened on every attack and Johnston missed a sitter with the ball seeming to bobble just as he connected. Walters in the home goal did not have a save to make throughout and although the visitors tried manfully to halt the incessant waves of attacks they were just outclassed on the day.
Scorers: Dickson(2), Brown, Windram, Ainslie, Johnston.
The Match sponsors Tom and Alice Wilson nominated Gary Windram as Man of the Match a decision fully endorsed by the Boys in the Shed who had enjoyed a grand day in the sun.
Coldstream: Walters, Birkett, Walker, Ainslie, Logan, Lee, Dickson, Brown, Dixon, Johnston, Windram. Subs: Hall, Beasley, Strang.
Burntisland Shipyard: Lambie, Powrie, Fotheringham, Black, McAleavey, Ford, Hynd, Hyslop, Ginc, Calder, Cusic. Subs: Haddon, Hall.
|Walking Football |
Its exercise time again chaps. Walking football starts again in Home Park on Wednesday 12th April with a kick off at 7.00P.M. So get your old boots looked out and get ready to shoot.