East of Scotland League
Leith Athletic 4
|1.||Heriot Watt University|
|3.||Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale|
|Winner(s): No Winners. Drawn by Jenny Ford|
|£130 carried forward|
11th March 2017
12.30 for 1.30 p.m.
Fuller details to be announced but will include the England v. Scotland 6 Nations Tie.
|East of Scotland League |
Result: Coldstream 0 Leith Athletic 4
Football finally returned to Home Park and a warm sun coupled with a strong wind welcomed the visit of League leaders Leith Athletic. The long lay off had allowed the Boys in the Shed to sharpen their witticisms even though the Savant was posted missing.
The strong wind was causing havoc with any pass not kept near the ground and consequently play flowed from end to end rather like a meandering stream with neither goalkeeper being overworked. Leith however began to dominate in midfield and this gave Allan the chance to shoot narrowly past. Lowson then headed just over the bar when he was well placed to score. At the other end Dickson saw a fierce shot magnificently tipped away by Gordon after a fine flowing move by the Blues. Leith finally broke the deadlock when Martin shot home after the home defence dallied on the ball and failed to clear. No ways dismayed Coldstream were awarded a penalty after K.Dixon was upended in the visitors box. Brown took the spot kick but the Boys in the Shed were dismayed to see Gordon pull off a fine save courtesy of his leg. This gave the visitors even more impetus and Walters produced fine saves from Wilkie and Mckinlay to keep the score at 0-1 at the break.
Leith began the second half looking to increase their advantage but were again thwarted by Walters. His heroics were undone in the 55th minute when a long ball beat the Streamers defence and allowed McKinlay to sprint clear and drill the ball past Walters. Twelve minutes later the visitors made it three when Martin finished in fine style from a cross from the right wing.
Coldstream then produced their best spell of the match and both Brown and Windram nearly reduced the deficit. Unfortunately any hope of a comeback was finally extinguished in the 84th minute when following a corner from the right Ferguson turned in the box to fire past Walters to complete the scoring.
Coldstream ground staff were pleased to hear the final whistle as the wet pitch was now beginning to cut up rather badly. This meant a busy week ahead for them to repair the pitch before the visit next Saturday of high flying Heriot Watt University.
The Committee Man of the Match was a unanimous endorsement of Mark Walters.
Coldstream: Walters, Lee, Ainslie, S.Dixon, Hossack, Polniak, L.Dickson, Beasley, Brown, K.Dixon, Windram. Subs: Johnson, R.Dixon, Johnston, Simpson.
Leith Athletic: Gordon, Lewis, Fee, Lowson, Melvin, Mason, Allan, Ferguson, Wilkie, McKinlay. Subs: Beaton, Burns, Craigie, Combe, Hainey, Wilson.
|100 Club February Draw |
The February Draw Winners.
1st Prize £150 No. 110 Alan Phipps, Barelees Farm.
2nd Prize £75 No. 51 Ivan Black, Bowsden.
3rd Prize £50 No. 100 David Hermiston, Parkside.
Congratulations to the Winners and better luck next month to everybody else.
|East of Scotland League |
Coldstream do not have a match this Saturday 18th February. The next match will be on Saturday 25th February when Leith Athletic visit Home Park on League duty.
|Scotland International Tickets |
Scotlands next two International Matches are as follows :
Friendly Match. Scotland v. Canada March 22nd 2017. To be played at Easter Road with a 7.45 p.m. Kick off.
World Cup Qualifying Match. Scotland v. Slovenia March 26th 2017. To be played at Hampden Park, Glasgow with 7.45 p.m. Kick Off.
If you wish tickets for either of these matches please get in touch with Alan Easton.
|MATCH POSTPONED: Coldstream v Ormiston |
Today's East of Scotland League match at home to Ormiston had been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.