Simpson at double as Coldtream move three points clear at top

Burnisland Shipyard 1, Coldstream 4

COLDSTREAM maintained their 100 per cent and moved three points clear at the top of the First Division, but suffered another injury blow when Jonny Simpson suffered ankle ligament damage.

Ligament damamge means the summer signing from Eyemouth is likely to be out for a few weeks.

Namesake Mitchell Simpson grabbed a double, his first goals for Coldstream, in what was a easy victory away to the league newcomers in Fife. John Crawford and Sean Simpson were also on target in a win at Recreation Park that was as comfortably as the scoreline suggests.

From the outset Coldstream were on top. Crawford broke the deadlock in the 15th minute when he latched on to a long ball and rolled the ball past the goalkeeper.

Shortly after a speculative effort from Jordan Ainslie hit the bar before being cleared for a corner. From the corner Coldstream doubled their advantage as Sean Simpson rose to head home from inside the six yard box.

Coldstream started the second half well, with Crawford causing the Burnisland defence all sorts of problems. The third goal arrived in the 62nd minute when Mitchell Simpson smashed a fantastic shot into the top corner from the angle of the box.

Burnisland then hit the bar and forced Streamers keeper Mark Walters into a fantastic save.Mitchell Simpson then prodeed home his second before the home team grabbed a late consolation with a Mark Brough penalty.

Coldstream: Walters; Ainslie; D Cornish; Cannon; M Cornish; S Simpson; M Simpson; Hebdon; Crawford; J Simpson; Lambert. Subs: Wales; McLeod; McCrudden; Baxendale.