Jed Legion 3-1 Coldstream Ams

Darren Simpson scored Coldstream's goal. Picture by David Guthrie
Darren Simpson scored Coldstream's goal. Picture by David Guthrie

A young Coldstream Amateurs team acquitted themselves away to the Border Amateur League B Division leaders, but paid the price for missing too many chances.

With a number of players unavailable and regular goalkeeper Lucas Glasper called into Coldstream’s East of Scotland team, manager Brian Stuart was forced to shuffle his pack.

But the inexperienced Coldstream team made a bright start. Micky Ledgerwood, Darren Simpson and Steven Waugh all had chances in the first half as the visitors took the game to their hosts.

But Coldstream were caught on the counter-attack from their own corner, the Jed attacker finishing well by slipping the ball under goalkeeper Stuart Black to open the scoring.

It didn’t take long for the Streamers to equalise. Terrific play from Ledgerwood set up Simpson, who fired into the top corner from 20 yards to make it 1-1 at the break.

The second half was more evenly contested, but Coldstream squandered more chances. Ledgerwood and Jamie Bell-Jack were both unlucky not to score.

It was Jed who then took the lead and they sealed all three points with a headed goal just before the final whistle.

Streamers manager Stuart said: “We deserved something from the game, but missed too many chances.”