Edinburgh City 2-1 Coldstream

Coldstream's Conor Devaney puts in a strong challenge against Edinburgh City in the Scottish Cup first round. Picture: Chris Johnston/SPN Photography
Coldstream's Conor Devaney puts in a strong challenge against Edinburgh City in the Scottish Cup first round. Picture: Chris Johnston/SPN Photography

Coldstream bowed out of the Scottish Cup with their heads held high after giving Lowland League leaders Edinburgh City a difficult afternoon at Meadownbank.

A deflected Ross Allum free-kick in the first half and a goal five mninutes from time from Ryan Wilson proved enough to take City through to the third round.

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Jack Hay pulled one back for Coldstream in the 89th minute.

The visitors went into the match in poor form and without key midfielder Josh Hebdon through suspension. Richard Baxendale was also banned after his red card the previous week, but Kris O’Neil was handed a start in attack after rejoining the club in midweek after a year away.

City, buoyed by seven wins and two draws from their first nine games of the season, dominated the first 15 minutes. They won a number of corners, but couldn’t make the pressure count until the 25th minute.

Allum’s free kick from the edge of the box took a wicked deflection off Coldstream’s wall to wrong-foot goalkeeper Mark Walters on its way into the net.

Walters pulled off a fantastic save to deny Allum early in the second half and two more superb stops kept Neil Oliver’s team in the game.

The second goal arrived in the 85th minute, Wilson’s finding the corner from the edge of the area with a neat finish.

Wilson hit the post two minutes later, but Coldstream didn’t give up.

Substitute Jack Hay found space to fire in shot which bounced over City goalkeeper Andrew Stobie’s outstretched hand to make it 2-1.

Coldstream: M Walters, C Devaney, G Wales, M Allan, K Ainslie, B Jackson, J Rutherford, S Simpson, J Crawford, K O’Neil, J Simpson. Subs: J Lauder, J Hay. D Powling, A Douglas.