Wins all round

Posted on Saturday, September 12th, 2009

The Seniors returned to winning ways in a tough encounter at Coldstream.  On the tight park we went 3 – 5 – 2 for the first time this season with Kevin Sivewright making his first start.

The first half hour was pretty even with Keith Mcleod missing from close range before Campbell hit the bar with a cross cum shot for the home side.  We opened the scoring after 34 minutes when a through ball by Keith was blasted home from an acute angle by David Etale.  From then on we were in control.  Robbie Manson netted a rare brace in the second half.  The first from a David knock back after a mazy run by Gavin Malin, the second after their ‘keeper had palmed away a David corner.  Brydon did hit the bar late on but we ran out comfortable winners.  The Spartans man of the match was Robbie Manson who supported the forwards well.  Team: Flockhart, Archibald, Sivewright, Fowlie, Malin, King (O’Donnel 64), Manson, McAuley, Henretty (Hoskins 74), Etale (Kader 74), McLeod Subs not used: Gerrard, McKibben Att 105

A brace for Robbie

A brace for Robbie

The Juniors also won 3 – 0 against a physical Dunbar outfit.   Skipper Ollie Antoni was out injured and the lack of defenders meant coach Mark Lamb also went with a 3 5 2 formation in the Juniors first game at Ainslie Park.  Despite the dreadful conditions during the week the pitch was in immaculate condition and the referee came in delighted after his pre match walkabout describing it as the best surface he had seen!  We took the lead midway through the first half with a trademark Nick Reid finish and it stayed 1 – 0 at half time.  Dunbar did look dangerous at set pieces and it took a couple of sharp David Paterek saves to keep us ahead.  The presence of Ian Murray in the home dug out did give the Dunbar faithful something else to complain about but we had the last laugh with Nick’s second goal and then one from Iain Cartwright to finish off the scoring.  Keith Boyes was fit for the first time this season and came on and Andy Cruickshank also featured in the squad as some of Mark’s players make their comeback from injury. Team: paterek, McLeod, Hair, Hutchison, K Young, Scott (Boyes), Osbourne, Perry, Moffat (Bannon), Cartwright (Robertson), Reid, Subs not used: G Young, Douglas, Cruickshank, Fleming

A brace for Nick
A brace for Nick

The Amateurs comfortably won their East cup tie 9 – 1 with goals from Zuk 3, McIntyre 2, Gibson, Scott, Aberdein, Fitzsimons.  Finlay Clark also missed 6 “1 on 1’s” much to the amusement (?) of manager Dave Bryce. 

Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 13th April
Opponent: Stranraer FC
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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