Students lose out once again

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HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY3

Heriot-Watt must be getting sick of travelling to Berwickshire.

One week after losing to Duns by the odd goal in nine in the Alex Jack Cup, they leak another five goals at the hands of Coldstream in this East of Scotland League.

Ash Langford collected a cross from the left, took it inside two defenders and struck a left-footed shot into the corner of the net to open the scoring early on.

Both goalmouths were fairly busy places – Jay Wilson and Hagen Steele both having chances to score and goalkeeper Willie Stewart having to act sharply on more than one occasion – but there was no further scoring before the break.

But four minutes into the second half, a foul by Uni’s David Kerr brought a free kick 40m from the Watt goal. When the ball was played in to the area, Danny Simpson led the charge and headed the ball on the bounce into the top corner of the goal.

Six minutes later, Coldstream added a third. Good combination play on the left between Simpson and Des Sutherland ended with the latter playing the ball inside to Steele, who side-footed the ball home.

Chris Donnelly nabbed one for the visitors, before Langford thumped a penalty over the bar at the other end.

Soon after that, Heriot-Watt had a penalty of their own after Ryan Higgins was upended in the box, and Donnelly notched his second from the spot.

Then, with 20 minutes to go, Uni got their equaliser, again through Donnelly, this time his header deflecting off Wilson and the keeper’s hand before nestling in the net.

However, Streamers reversed the momentum as Jason Inglis headed home a Wilson free kick.

And Des Sutherland finished off a brief period of goalmouth pinball, by firing in a superb shot to round off the scoring.

Coldstream: Stewart, Maxwell, K. Scott (Farr 89), Allan, Inglis, Wilson, Simpson, Hossack, Langford, Sutherland, Steele (J. Scott 76).