Civil Service Strollers 0-3 Coldstream


Coldstream continued their impressive away form when they beat Civil Service Strollers in a confident manner on Saturday.

Despite their injury worries, and the fact they only had two substitutes, the Berwickshire side gave a good account of themselves and ran out worthy winners.

Lee Lambert gave them the lead midway through the first half with a well struck free kick.

Coldstream knew the Strollers would try and hit them hard after the break. They forced Mark Walters into a couple of good saves, but their attempts from the loose balls were way off target.

John Crawford and Sean Simpson up top were causing the home defence all sorts of problems and it was these two players who combined to help set up the second and third goals in the second half.

For the second Crawford flicked on a long ball over the top to Simpson, who in turn set up Lambert to double his tally for the afternoon.

And it was from a similar ball that Crawford again found Simpson, who this time lobbed the keeper who had committed himself by rushing off his line.

Overall this was a comfortable victory for Coldstream against a Civil Service side who looked as if they lacked a bit of confidence.

The feeling in the camp now is that if they can improve their home form they should have no problem in starting to climb the table.

Coldstream: Walters, Birkett, Allen, Ainslie, Walker, Lambert, Cannon, Bolton, McCrudden, Crawford, Simpson.