Chirside United Colts 0-8 Coldstream Ams

Darren Simpson scored a hat-trick for Coldstream
Darren Simpson scored a hat-trick for Coldstream

Darren Simpson scored a hat-trick in a crushing victory for Coldstream Amateurs against their Berwickshire rivals.

After a two-week lay-off with no fixture, it was a very strong performance from Brian Stuart’s men.

The Streamers came out of the blocks with intent and Simpson and Scott Turnbull proving a real handful.

But it was centre-half Russell Patterson who broke the deadlock when unleashing a thunderbolt into the postage stamp after 12 minutes. This proved the catalyst for Coldstream’s performance.

Steven Waugh finished neatly after bursting from 25 yards, closely followed minutes later by a third goal from Turnbull.

The Streamers defence of Ross Allan, Gareth Watson and Patterson were rarely troubled, while Michael Brown and Daniel McCann controlled the midfield.

Simpson claimed his first by ghosting past the Colts backline to tuck home before Turnbull made it four before the break with his second, hooking home from eight yards.

Manager Stuart made three changes at half time, but his team still dominated.

Simpson struck home from a neat angle in the 51st minute. Then, in the 60th, he magically weaved his way past four players before cutting back for Waugh to slam home his second.

Simpson sotted his second from 10 yards and sealed his hat-trick by latching onto a Steven Tennant through ball, to chip around the onrushing goalkeeper and complete the rout.