St. Marks Park, Edinburgh
EOS Premier Division
|Winner(s): No winners|
|£560 carried forward|
|COLDSTREAM TV: Streamers bow out of William Hill Scottish Cup |
Result: Edinburgh City 2 : 1 Coldstream // William Hill Scottish Cup 1st Rd
The cameras were at Saturday's William Hill Scottish Cup 1st Round tie at Meadowbank Stadium and they captured a wonderful game of football with some great action on offer.
Lowland League side Edinburgh City ran out 2 : 1 winners, but a late Jack Hay goal gave the game an exciting finish.
Mark Walters had a fine game in goal for us as you will see from the highlights.
Above - Highlights from the game against Edinburgh City.
|Streamers bow out of William Hill Scottish Cup at Meadowbank |
Result: Edinburgh City 2 : 1 Coldstream // William Hill Scottish Cup 1st Rd
Coldstream bowed out of the Scottish Cup with their heads held high after giving Lowland League leaders Edinburgh City a difficult afternoon at Meadownbank.
A deflected Ross Allum free-kick in the first half and a goal five mninutes from time from Ryan Wilson proved enough to take City through to the third round.
Jack Hay pulled one back for Coldstream in the 89th minute.
The visitors went into the match in poor form and without key midfielder Josh Hebdon through suspension. Richard Baxendale was also banned after his red card the previous week, but Kris O’Neil was handed a start in attack after rejoining the club in midweek after a year away.
City, buoyed by seven wins and two draws from their first nine games of the season, dominated the first 15 minutes. They won a number of corners, but couldn’t make the pressure count until the 25th minute.
Allum’s free kick from the edge of the box took a wicked deflection off Coldstream’s wall to wrong-foot goalkeeper Mark Walters on its way into the net.
Walters pulled off a fantastic save to deny Allum early in the second half and two more superb stops kept Neil Oliver’s team in the game.
The second goal arrived in the 85th minute, Wilson’s finding the corner from the edge of the area with a neat finish.
Wilson hit the post two minutes later, but Coldstream didn’t give up.
Substitute Jack Hay found space to fire in shot which bounced over City goalkeeper Andrew Stobie’s outstretched hand to make it 2-1.
Report courtesy of the Berwickshire News.
Coldstream: Walters, Devaney, Wales, Ainslie, Allan, Rutherford, J. Simpson, S. Simpson, Jackson, O'Neil, Crawford (C). SUBS - Douglas, Lauder, J. Hay, Powling.
Pictured right - Substitute Jack Hay came off the bench to score a late goal at Meadowbank.
Photos from the match are available to view at www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjohnston82/sets/72157647572632285
|Walters & Crawford star in East of Scotland Select victory |
Coldstream pair Mark Walters & John Crawford recently headed up to Motherwell for the latest League Select fixture.
Their opponents were the Scottish Amateur Select and the trip proved to be worthwhile for both of our two lads with John scoring and Mark keeping a clean sheet in a 2 - 0 victory.
Select Manager Gary Aitchison, who was last week appointed Manager of Craigroyston, was very happy with the team performance as well as that of the Streamers lads, who are now proving to be key members of his East of Scotland Select side.
Centre back Kieran Ainslie missed the match due to a slight injury picked up at Home Park against Easthouses Lily the day before.
Pictured right - John Crawford in action for the League Select.
|Streamers remain pointless in the Premier Division |
Result: Coldstream 0 : 2 Tynecastle // East of Scotland Premier Division
Richard Baxendale was sent off as Coldstream fell to their fourth consecutive league defeat. Tynecastle striker Jamie Devlin scored twice to give the visitors a deserved victory.
The result at Home Park leaves Neil Oliver’s men without a point in the East of Scotland Premier Division.
But they could have little complaint about the outcome of this match. Tynecastle were sharper and retained possession better than the home side. The Edinburgh side missed four or five very good chances too.
Coldstream, however, can take some encouragement from the way they played for the last half hour, after they had been reduced to ten men.
It was their best spell of the game, and Jake Rutherford came within inches of pulling a goal back with a shot which struck the base of the post.
There was an extra zip about Coldstream’s ten men, who more than matched the 11 of Tynecastle.
If they had played with the same intensity for the first hour it could have been a different outcome.
But it was Tynecastle who took control from the start. They took the lead after 12 minutes when a free-kick whipped in from the right was headed in at the near post by Devlin.
Coldstream had a ten-minute spell in the middle of the first half when they were on top. But for the most part, Tynecastle had the upper hand and should have been more than one ahead at the break.
It didn’t take them long to double their lead early in the second half. A cross from the right was met by Kieran Ainlie at the edge of the six-yard box, but his defensive header only went as far as Devlin 12 yards out. The striker had time to control before firing past Mark Walters into the corner.
It went from bad to worse for Coldstream a few minutes later when left-back Baxendale was shown a second yellow card for a late tackle.
Oliver immediately made two substitutions to re-shape the team, and it worked better than he probably expected.
The ten men appeared to be galvanised. Tynecastle still had chances, and Walters pulled off a couple of important stops. But the last half-hour was far more evenly contested, with Rutherford in particular giving Coldstream a spark that they had been missing.
Midfielder Ben Jackson also made a welcome return from injury, but Baxendale’s red card adds to Coldstream’s defensive problems ahead of next week’s Scottish Cup tie away to Lowland league leaders Edinburgh City.
With Greg Hay out with a long-term injury and Baxendale facing a suspension, Oliver is running out of options at the back.
Coldstream: Walters, Wales, Baxendale , Allan, Ainslie, Hebdon, J. Simpson, Douglas, Crawford (C), J. Hay, S. Simpson. SUBS - Powling, Graham, Rutherford, Lauder.
Pictured right - Richard Baxendale was given his marching orders after receiving two yellow cards.
|Defensive problems continue for lacklustre Streamers |
Result: Coldstream 2 : 5 Easthouses Lily // EOS Premier Division
Coldstream’s defensive problems were there for all to see when they were well beaten at Home Park.
Mark Brown scored a hat-trick for the visitors to secure a victory that takes them to the top of the East of Scotland Premier Division table with maximum points after three games.
Coldstream remain without a point after three matches, but the biggest worry for manager Neil Oliver is the number of goals his team are conceding. They have let in 13 in their past three matches.
On an afternoon to forget, Coldstream’s problems were not helped when defender Greg Hay had to be carried off on a stretcher.
On the plus side, there are goals in this Coldstream team. Captain John Crawford grabbed another two in this game, both of them coming just before the interval. It meant Coldstream went in at half time level at 2-2, but they scarcely deserved after being outplayed for most of the first 45 minutes.
Easthouses took control from the start and went ahead in the 10th minute when left-back Gordon Wilson crossed for Brown, who controlled and fired home from 10 yards.
The second goal in the 38th minute was well worked by Easthouses. After an intricate passing move, the Coldstream defence were hesitant as Brown rifled high into the net from eight yards.
Crawford pulled one back out of the blue with a header which looped over the Easthouses goalkeeper from a long throw. Two minutes later he powered a header into the bottom corner after excellent wing play from Jonny Simpson on the left.
It was two fleeting moments of hope for Coldstream in an otherwise poor performance.
The individual errors, sloppy passing and poor positioning continued in the second half, and Easthouses got their reward.
Brown completed his hat-trick by latching onto a through ball by McMillan and slotting past Coldstream goalkeeper Mark Walters.
The fourth came in the 62nd minute when Graham Young went on a solo run and firing a shot into the back of the net.
Robertson screwed a shot wide with the goal at his mercy, but in the 73rd minute McDermott fired home from an acute angle to complete the rout.
Coldstream: Walters, Wales, Allan , Baxendale, Ainslie, Hebdon, Graham, J. Simpson, Lauder, J. Hay, Crawford (C). SUBS - G. Hay, Powling, Rutherford, Douglas.
Pictured right - John Crawford got the two Streamers goals.