Saturday results and look ahead to Sunday

Posted on Saturday, October 29th, 2011

The Seniors bounced back from the Scottish Cup disappointment with a 3 – 1 league win over Edinburgh City while the Juniors drew in the Scottish Cup and the Amateurs crashed out of the East of Scotland Cup.
The Seniors had Scott Fusco and Chris Anderson back in the starting line up as the two changes from last Saturday. The opening half an hour was pretty drab on an uneven surface and just when City looked like they were creating the better openings we took the lead on the half hour mark. Dean Hoskins played a neat pass to Kerr Dodds out wide and his cross cum shot swerved in at the back post, after the game Kerr claimed he meant it, we doubt the City defence would agree. A minute before half time we went two ahead, a Keith McLeod pass was driven home by Gavin Malin with one of his customary strikes from just outside the box. We played much better in the second half and controlled most of it. The third came when Chris played a great through ball and Keith cut inside his man to fire home midway through the half. City pulled one back with ten minutes to go when Gair scored from the spot. The ball bounced up and hit Kevin Sivewright on the arm which was close to his body but the referee pointed to the spot. Donal Henretty then came close to scoring and we were denied a penalty which looked clear cut when Kerr was tripped as we played the game out comfortably. Wins for Whitehill and Stirling Uni mean that it’s still fry close at the top of the league.
Dean Hoskins won the Malt and Hops man of the match for an accomplished performance. Team: Flockhart, Fusco, Hoskins, Sivewright, McKinnon, Kader, Manson, Dodds, Anderson (Henretty 70), McLeod, Malin Subs not used: Smith, Finnie, O’Donnell, Seeley
The Juniors drew 0 – 0 with Glentanar in Round 2 of the Scottish Junior Cup and face a trip to Aberdeen next Saturday. We were in control for the first 20 minutes but then seemed to stop playing and a draw was fair in a scrappy encounter.
The Amateurs lost 4 – 3 to Bluebell Ams after extra time in the East of Scotland Cup hampered by not having one of our regular ‘keepers fit to play.
Tomorrow the Womens team play Falkirk in our second last league game at the Academy with a 2pm ko tomorrow. We play Celtic away next week and if we win both we finish second in the league behind Glasgow City which would be a fantastic achievement. The 19s play Gretna away tomorrow in league action.

Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 20th April
Opponent: Bonnyrigg Rose
Venue:New Dundas Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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