Streamers blown away in blustery conditions

Football
Football

LOTHIAN THISTLE 2 COLDSTREAM 0

A goal in each half secured Lothian’s second Premier Division win of the season handing Coldstream their first league defeat at a very blustery Saughton Enclosure.

The Streamers lacked tenacity and clinical finishing in this one, something that manager Andrew Gibson has prided his side on since taking over two years ago.

Always a tough venue to visit, Gibson had hoped for some better luck than in recent years, but his team came up short despite a late onslaught which saw four or five golden opportunities go begging.

John Crawford had a rasping shot saved by the keeper at the near post.

But Lothian’s pressure intensified and they took the lead with a shot from a corner through a mass of players.

Lee Lambert was unlucky when he hit the woodwork and keeper Walters made a brilliant one-handed save.

A header from a free kick gave Lothian a 2-0 lead and Coldstream were unable to respond, Crawford blasting over when a goal seemed certain.

Coldstream: Walters, Birkett, Allan, L Cannon, Ainslie, Wales, J. Simpson, Lambert, McCrudden, S. Simpson, Crawford . Subs - Baxendale, Brown, Heugh, Turner, T Cannon.