Burntisland Shipyard 1-2 Coldstream

Football
Football

At the third attempt, this King Cup 1st Round tie finally got the go ahead at a sodden Recreation Park.

Manager Neil Oliver was forced into shuffling his pack, but it proved fruitful yet again with his Streamers side notching up their third successive victory, keeping his 100% start to life at Coldstream intact.

The visitors took a while to acclimatize with Burntisland piling on the early pressure. Had it not been for the safe hands of Mark Walters, the Borders side could have found themselves chasing the game. .

Midway through the half Coldstream found some form and some nice passing play ensued, which created numerous chances. This spell of pressure eventually produced the opener and what an opener it was - Conor Devaney acrobatically sending a Michael Allan cross into the net with a superb overhead kick.

The home side pressed once more for an equaliser, but the Streamers rearguard and Walters in particular ensured that they were kept at bay.

After the interval Coldstream pressed to double their lead and Crawford and Devaney played in Allan, whose low shot went in at the near post.

Walters then saved a penalty as Burntisland tried to find a way back into the game. They did manage to score but Coldstream held out for the win.

Coldstream: Walters, Wales, Cannon, Ainslie , Birkett, Devaney , Hebdon, Douglas, Allan, McCrudden, Crawford (C).