East of Scotland Qualifying League East Section A
|2.||Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale|
|3.||Civil Service Strollers|
|5.||Hawick Royal Albert|
|10.||Heriot Watt University|
|Winner(s): No Winners|
|£385 carried forward|
Home Park Coldstream
|Qualifying Cup League Table Section A |
Result: League Table
Lothian Thistle Played 3 Won 3 Lost 0 Points 9. G.D. 19
Coldstream. Played 4 Won 3 Lost 1 Points 9 G.D. 9
Eyemouth Played 4 Won 2 Lost 2 Points 6 G.D. -5
Peebles. Played 3 Won 1 Lost 2 Points 3. G.D. -3
Burntisland Played 4 Won 1 Lost 3 Points 3 G.D. -10
Ormiston Played 4 Won 0 Lost 4 Points 0. G.D. -10
|Crawford nets four goals in first half |
Result: Coldstream 6-2 Ormiston
John Crawford scored four first-half goals and Robin Brown grabbed a double as Coldstream cruised to victory in today's East of Scotland Qualfying League Group A tie at Home Park.
Crawford took just 34 seconds to open the scoring and the home side were 5-0 up at the break after dominating the first half.
The sixth goal arrived five minutes into the second period, but Ormiston fought back well in the final 20 minutes and were rewarded with two consolation goals for their efforts.
Coldstream coach Phil Johnson said: "We wanted to keep a clean sheet, so it was disappointing to concede two sloppy goals at the end. We lost our way in the last 20 minutes and we were punished.
"That aside, it was an excellent performance overall. The first half especially. We started very brightly, controlled the game and took our chances."
It took Crawford just 34 seconds to put the Streamers in front when he powered home a header from Brown's left-wing cross.
Des Sutherland was denied by an excellent save from Ormiston goalkeeper Daryl Johnston, but the second goal arrived in the 19th minute from the penalty spot. After combining well with Sutherland, Grant Robinson was tripped in the box and Crawford made no mistake from the spot.
The striker claimed his hat-trick in the 29th minute, even though he didn't know much about it. A corner from the right struck Crawford on the knee eight yards out and wrongfooted everyone on its way across the line.
Two minutes later, Sutherland sent Brown racing through on goal and the midfielder fired high past Johnston for the fourth.
Crawford squeezed home his own fourth of the afternoon from close range five just before the break.
Brown then fired home to double his tally five minutes after the interval with a composed finish to make it 6-0 after only 50 minutes.
With victory all but assured, Coldstream brought on local 16-year-old Reece Bowling for his debut at right-back and replaced the outstanding Brown with Euan Gray in midfield.
Ormiston finished strongly, however, Alasdair Simpson heading home from a corner before John Edmond netted a penalty after a mistimed Cameron Beesley tackle in the box.
Chairman Dave Lauder said " Crawford took the biscuit again with his early strike and we never looked back in consolidating our position in Section A. Our players gave it all in appalling conditions and the raucous fans in the Stand unanimously made Des Sutherland Man of the Match.
Coldstream: Mark Walters, Kieran Lee (Reece Bowling 51), Jack Logan, Paul Hossack, Cameron Beesley, Liam Howell (Gary Wales 40), Grant Robinson, Josh Hebdon, John Crawford, Des Sutherland, Robin Brown (Euan Gray 58). Subs not used: Leigh Walker, Mark Johnston.
|William Hill Scottish cup draw |
Result: Leith Athletic versus Coldstream
Coldstream will now play Leith Athletic in the second preliminary round of the Cup. Leith progressed through their first round tie by defeating St. Cuthbert's Wanderers 3-0. The tie will be played at Ainslie Park, Edinburgh on Saturday 3rd September with a 3.00 p.m. Kick off. There will be a supporters bus leaving Home Park at 10.30 a.m. on that day any anyone wishing a seat should give their name to Alan Easton in his office or by phone on 01890 88 3450. There will also be a sheet for names pinned up in the Pavilion.
|Qualifying League Section A |
Eyemouth 2 Coldstream 5 ( Steele, Crawford 2, Howell, Sutherland ).
Weather conditions were not perfect for the Berwickshire Derby and the strong wind would play its part on the passage of play. Coldstream started brightly and opened the scoring when Sutherland dribbled his way to the by line and cut the ball back for Steele to smash the ball home with nine minutes played. That goal scoring machine Crawford made it two soon after with a looping header from a Sutherland corner. Number three was not long in coming when Crawford picked up a loose ball and slipped the ball past the Eyemouth keeper. With half time looming Eyemouth got onto the score sheet when a twenty yard free kick was scrambled home past Walters. The second half start saw a reprise of the first and Sutherland struck the bar with a twenty yard screamer. Eyemouth, however, with the wind at their backs now began to dominate and scored their second when the visiting defence left Walters exposed. He was booked for dissent. Worse was to follow when debutant Ingles was adjudged to touch the referee and he immediately was shown the red card. With the homesters now dominating and the Blues a man down things looked bleak. Amazingly Coldstream gritted their collective teeth and forced their way back into the match and Sutherland with some masterful play scored number four from a tight angle. The Streamers went nap when Howell scored from twelve yards after more good work from Sutherland.
This was an entertaining match played in a good spirit despite the rather unpleasant wind coming in from the cold and grey North Sea. Des Sutherland was awarded the man of the match accolade for his tireless good work capped by a fine solo goal but the whole team can take credit from a masterful display especially after going a man down.
|Monthly Draw ( August ) |
£ 100 ( No. 58 ) Jimmy Young
£50 ( No.43 ) Christine Tait
£30 ( No. 119 ) Gynnice Lauder
£20 ( No. 166 ) Godfrey Bryson