Keeper’s heroics just not enough for Coldstream

Football
Football

COLDSTREAM 0, CIVIL SERVICE STROLLERS 2

Two soft second half goals settled this East of Scotland Premier Division clash in favour of the Strollers, leaving the Streamers winless in four matches going into Scottish Cup week.

The fact the score line was kept as low as two was mainly down to the giant stopper, who repeatedly bailed his side out when a goal looked a certainty. At the other end chances were few and far between and the home side’s inability to create grew frustrating to watch.

Coldstream skipper John Crawford went close with a header from a Lawrie Cannon centre and Sean Simpson saw a free kick go inches over.

The visitors almost opened their account five minutes before the interval when a cross fell to their forward, who lashed one towards goal, but Walters ensured the scoreline remained goalless at the break.

In the second half Strollers took the lead when cutback was fired home despite the keeper’s best efforts. Matters were made worse ten minutes later when an almost identical move, resulted in a second.

Coldstream: Walters, Birkett, Allan, Ainslie, Punton, L. Cannon, Brown, Hebdon, McCrudden, S. Simpson, Crawford. Subs - Baxendale, Chisholm, Lambert, Turner.