Kelso United 0-7 Coldstream

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Coldstream were in seventh heaven after thumping near neighbours Kelso United in the first league game of the season at Woodside Park.

The first half was quite competitive and Kelso were only one goal down at the break. However the Streamers totally ruled the second period and punished the home side adding a further six goals with striker John Crawford grabbing four.

Kelso created the first chance of the game when a cross from the left by Jordan Hopkinson to the back post was just out of the reach of Logan Palmer running in on goal. Then Daniel Gillie almost capitalised on a slip by visitor’s keeper Luc Glasper.

The visitors had a glimpse of goal as Michael Allen launched a free kick into the box and striker Ashley Langford rose above the defence but headed wide.

A cross from the right by Hopkinson found Ewan Hutchison in space in the penalty area but the young midfielder failed to take advantage

Coldstream took the lead just after the half hour mark, a shot from Des Sutherland from 20 yards taking a deflection off a defender and out of the reach of home keeper Darren Bowie.

Gillie was through on the keeper with three minutes from the break following a mistake in the Coldstream back line but Glasper saved well.

Two minutes later the visitors increased their advantage. A corner on the left was not cleared by the Kelso defence and Langford fired home.

Coldstream then made it 3-0 as Crawford latched on to a loose ball and made no mistake from close range.

Crawford got his second goal just after the hour as he converted with a flashing header from a pin point cross from Langford.

Goal five came in the 79th minute when Crawford bundled a cross over the line to claim his hat-trick and nine minutes from time Sutherland got his second withe produced a powerful 30 yard shot.

Crawford completed the scoring with his fourth two minutes from time.