Seniors win but Juniors and Amateurs go down

Posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011

The Seniors scraped through 4 – 3 against a spirited Lothian Thistle in the South Regional Cup today. The Juniors lost 3 – 1 to Fauldhouse, Sean Wringe equalised for us just before the break but Fauldhouse deserved their win in the second half. The Amateurs lost 4 – 1 to Edinburgh Uni 2s in a league game.
Scott Fusco fell ill just before the warm up so Jonny Seeley came into the starting XI with Chris Anderson and Keith McLeod a joint strike force and Robbie Manson on the bench. Lothian missed two early chances before we went ahead. The ball appeared to cross the Lothian goal line but just before Keith McLeod could make sure Wilkes handled on the ground and saw red. Gavin Malin fired home the penalty. Kerr Dodds had to go off with an ankle knock causes by the rutted pitch and Robbie came on just before the half hour mark. Lothian fought back and scored two good goals just before the break, the first a great header the second a fine individual effort. The half time scoreline didn’t flatter the home side. We started the second half in sharper form and Robbie equalised from a Deano cross following a well worked corner. Captain for the day Donal Henretty then limped off and on came Jordan Finnie. We continued to looker sharper and took the lead in the 75th minute when Gavin fired home a free kick from 20 yards after Jordan had been fouled. Lothian still looked dangerous and equalised with a cross cum shot. There was only five minutes remaining when Gavin scored his hat trick, Chris laid back the ball and after a touch Gavin tucked the ball in the corner of the net. Gavin winning the Malt and Hops man of the match in a game we didn’t play well. Team: Flockhart, O’Donnell, Hoskins, Sivewright, Seeley, Kader, Malin, Dodds (Manson 32), McLeod, Henretty (Finnie 65), Anderson Subs not used: Smith,

Next Fixture

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

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