Coldstream 6-3 Eyemouth United

Coldstream v Eyemouth, Berwickshire derby in the East of Scotland league
Coldstream v Eyemouth, Berwickshire derby in the East of Scotland league

Coldstream continued their good start to the league campaign with a comfortable win over local rivals Eyemouth United.

John Crawford hit his second hat-trick of the season for the Streamers but, not to be outdone, Danny Burns replied with a hat-trick for the Fishermen.

Coldstream opened the scoring after just five when Des Sutherland hit a great 20 yard shot past the Eyemouth keeper.

After a spell when both teams had opportunities to score Coldstream made it two nil when an Eyemouth defender turned the ball past his own keeper.

Last season’s top scorer John Crawford made it 3-0 on 35 minutes when he was set up by Ash Langford and Crawford soon made it 4-0 just before half time.

Eyemouth came out in the second half with all guns blazing and were soon back in the game with two quick goals.

Burns curled a cracking shot into the top corner after 47 minutes and just three minutes later he grabbed his second when he smashed a shot in at the keeper’s near post.

Eyemouth’s comeback was short lived however, when Crawford completed his second hat-trick in as many games when he lashed home with his left foot after good play from Kerr Scott on 57 minutes.

Burns pulled another goal back on 65 minutes. This time he shot across the keeper into the bottom corner.

Again the Streamers hit straight back when Kerr Scott was played in by Des Sutherland to score his first goal for the club.

Coldstream FC have moved quickly to replace chairman Steve Wright who resigned last week by appointing David Lauder as the new chairman.

David who have served on the committee for a number of years is delighted to accept the position of chairman.

Meanwhile the East of Scotland League are pleased to announce that they have secured funding support from The Scottish Football Partnership.

This funding will be utilised in the purchase of defibrillators for every club in the league and for training of club members in their operation.

This will mean that there will be one of these machines available at every match played in the league competitions.

In addition ESL will be investing in further coach education so that all clubs will very soon have at least two coaches qualified to SFA Club Licencing standards.

League chairman Tom Allison said: “The East of Scotland League are very grateful to the Scottish Football Partnership for this very generous funding and for their continuing support of our efforts to raise the standards of our League.”