Seniors and Amateurs win, Juniors lose n 5 goal thriller

Posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

The Seniors beat Preston Athletic 3 – 1 in Round 1 of the South Challenge Cup. We scored in the fourth minute when a great Andy Martin cross was nodded home by Mark Whatley. We continued to dominate and the second came when a far post cross from Chris Anderson was headed home by Robbie Manson. Chris then came close twice, shooting over both times. We then got a penalty when Andy was pulled down by ‘keeper Gilbertson but John Grant’s penalty was saved. Preston took heart and pulled one back in the 35th minute with a good header from Steve McCormack. The start of the second half was more even with Preston shooting down the hill. Ross Gilpin had to look smart on a couple of occasions however John Grant and then Keith McLeod should have scored a third. We looked dangerous breaking up the hill and it was no surprise when the third came. Donal Henretty blasting home a clever Jack Beesley flick pass. The Malt and Hops man of the match went to Andy Martin who looked very dangerous despite some aggressive defensive tackling. Team: Gilpin, O’Donnell, Cannazzero, McCuish, McKinnon, (McLeod 65), Grant, Manson, Whatley, Anderson (Beesley 74), Bremner (Henretty 78), Martin Subs not used Hawkins, Flockhart
The Juniors lost a late goal to go down 3 – 2 to St Andrews in Round 1 of the Scottish Cup after putting up a great performance. Our goals came from Lucas Rusin and Connor Armstrong.
The Amateurs beat Heriot Vale 2 – 1 in the league with goals from Neil Buckley and Nick Reid. Interestingly the Heriot Vale manager for the day was Rangers player Lee Wallace!!

Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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