Peebles Rovers 0-4 Coldstream

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Football

New Coldstream manager Neil Oliver saw his side cruise into a four goal lead after just half an hour to ease past a lacklustre Peebles Rovers in this League Cup Group D match.

There was much anticipation prior to the match as to the formation and personnel that would be chosen with the former Duns boss eventually opting for a 4-3-3 line up, handing debuts to Andrew Douglas, Conor Devaney and Gary Shearer, who is currently on loan from Lowland League outfit Whitehill Welfare.

On a suprisingly good surface at Peffermill, where the game had been switched to due to a flooded Whitestone Park at Peebles, it was one way traffic from the off with the visitors attacking at every opportunity.

John Crawford first went close with a header before Kieran Ainslie shrugged off his man in his own half to ping a 50 yard ball into the path of Crawford, who blasted low past the home keeper to give Coldstream the lead.

He then bagged his second from an excellent Gary Wales cross, nodding home before setting up Sean Simpson, who slid in for his ninth goal of the season.

Debutant Devaney then nipped in front of his marker to meet a Wales centre for the fourth.

The only chance of note for Peebles, was a shot that grazed the post on the spin. In the latter stages, Rovers lost two players to red cards as they lost their discipline.

Coldstream: Walters, Wales, Cannon, Ainslie, Punton, Douglas, Hebdon, Devaney, Shearer, S. Simpson, Crawford (C).