Seniors and Amateurs win but Juniors go down after leading

Posted on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The Seniors stay clear at the top of the league after a 2 – 1 win over Lothian Thistle.  It was an exciting game with Lothian taking the lead in the 8th minute.  Wayne McIntosh rounding Chris Flockhart to score after gaps appeared in our defence.  We equalised ten minutes later when Robbie Manson took advantage of a slip by their left back “Shaggy” and slotted home. 

Robbie - equaliser

Robbie - equaliser

We went ahead on the half hour mark.  Robbie set up Keith McLeod who fired home from ten yards.  Keith had been booked ealier after an altercation with a Lothian defender and some referees might have taken further action.  The action was end to end with both teams coming close before the half time whistle went.

The pace kept up in the second half.  We came closest to scoring when Gavin Malin slotted wide after a mazy run which saw him beat 4 defenders.  Omar Kader the fired over from close range after a delightful through pass from Jorge Vinneli, Jorge setting up the move with a nutmeg which bemused the Lothian defender.  McIntosh did have one final chance for Lothian by Chris Flockhart smothered his drive.  The Spartans man of the match was defender Dan Gerrard.  Dan showed great strength and determination on a tricky surface.  Team: Flockhart, Archibald, Hoskins, Gerrard, Sivewright, Manson, McAuley, King (Kader 62), McLeod, Henretty Malin (Vinelli 78) Subs not used: Fowlie, O’Donnell, Cassidy Att 151

The Juniors went behind at Blackburn before scoring twice before half time.  Kenny Young and Michael Moffat were the scorers and we seemed in control. 

Kenny - equaliser

Kenny - equaliser

Unfortunately Blackburn scored twice in the second half to take the points on a very muddy pitch as we couldnt get the ball down and play.  Team: Paterek, Cruickshank, Boyes (Perry), Sutherland (Reid), Steele, Scott, Antoni, Moffat, Robertson (Cartwright), Preston, K Young Subs not used: G Young, Trialist, McLeod

The Amateurs had a convincing 6 – 2 over Whitburn.  We were 3 – 0 up at half time with Ronnie Napier taking encouragement from last night’s website preview to score a hat-trick.  Whitburn pulled two goals back early in the second half but two more goals from Ronnie and one from Mark Howell gave us the points.

In last nights Under 16 action Alloa beat us 4 – 3 in a great game played in foggy conditions.  We would love the chance for the top teams in our Youth section to take on SFL opposition on a more regular basis.

Next Fixture

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

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