Streamers’ seach for a new chairman continues

COLDSTREAM Football Club’s search for a new chairman continues after a replacement for Allan Wilson was unable to be found at the club’s annual general meeting.

Wilson, who has filled the dual role of club secretary and acting chairman since previous Jim McLean left to manage Greenlaw, confirmed his decision to stand down from the committee altogether. No nominations for a new chairman were made, however most of the incumbent office bearers and committee members were re-elected.

Reporting on season 2011/12, Wilson said: “It has been a disappointing season on the field, but we must put football in perspective. The club lost two stalwarts in Ron Sturrock and John Young and they are sadly missed.”

Wilson was thanked for his dedication and commitment to the club over the years by all present.

Treasurer Darren Bruce reported a healthy financial balance sheet.

The first team finished a disappointing ninth place in the East of Scotland League first division. The season ended with the departure of manager Mark Lamb followed by the hiring and firing of Mike Galloway as his replacement just three weeks into the job. Former Pumpherston coach Lawrie Dunn has now been appointed manager for season 2011/12.

The amateur team finished ninth in Border Amateur League B Division under manager Brian Stuart, while the youth teams enjoyed a good season.

The club brunch is being held in the Coldstream Community Centre on Sunday when the guest speakers will be Pat Nevin, Eric Davidson and Scott Glynn with David Watkins. Radio Borders will be presenting trophies to players.

Supporters should attend the Community Centre at noon for a 12.30pm start.