Coldstream 3-1 Craigroyston

Des Sutherland, scorer of Coldstream's opening goal.
Des Sutherland, scorer of Coldstream's opening goal.

Coldstream had the perfect preparation for thyeir upcoming William Hill Scottish Cup tie against Spartans with a comprehensive victory against Craigroyston.

Manager Grant Davidson made five changes from last week’s starting 11 against Peebles. New signing Chris Watson made his debut in goals with Inglis, Hossack. Steele and Langford all being recalled to the starting line up.

Coldstream began the game brightly with Simpson heading just over from a Steele corner after five minutes and it was no surprise when the Streamers took the lead fuve minutes later, Des Sutherland firing a low shot past Tshibangu in the Craigroyston goal.

Sutherland should have doubled the Streamers lead on 20 minutes when he was clean through but with only Tshibangu to beat he struck his shot wide.

Craigroyston were coming more in to the game now and Dickson went close when he shot just wide on 25 minutes and then Fostersaw his excellent header from a corner well saved by Watson in the Streamers’ goal.

Only a few minutes later Watson was called on again to prevent Foster from snatching an equaliser.

Coldstream doubled their lead after 39 minutes when good work by Sutherland set up Simpson to fire low past Tshibangu in the Craigroyston goal.

Coldstream started the second half better than they had in the last couple of matches and were well in control. It was no surprise when Jason Inglis headed home from a great Hagen Steele corner on 57 minutes.

Craigroyston rallied well and pulled a goal back adter 66 minutes when Togneri shot low past Watson.

The Streamers nearly made it four when good work by Steele set up Langford but his shot struck the outside of the post.

Coldstream started to make changes with Kerr Scott replacing Simpson and Scott almost netted but shot over the bar after good play from Sutherland and Steele. Crawford then replaced Langford and new signing Daniel Gillie replaced Steele.

Scott again went close when put through by Crawford but shot wide.

This was a very good all round performance by the Streamers with manager Davidson well pleased and he can now look forward to the his first involvement in the Scottish Cup.

Thank go to match sponsor Frank Mount.