Coldstream Ams 3-2 Gala Hotspur


Coldstream Amateurs picked up three points - their first in a while - when they beat Gala Hotspur in the Border Amateur League on Saturday.

The Amateurs were missing several players, but they welcomed back Patterson in defence, and along with Ross Allan, Andrew Guthrie and Richard Baxendale, who strolled through the game, they gave the team a solid base on which to build.

In what was a customary erratic first half performance, Reid fired the Streamers in front with a classy finish.

Gala hit back to equalise, but Johnnie Waugh then popped up between two defenders to heat the home side in front again, only for Hotspur to equalise for a second time, making it 2-2 at half-time.

The second half was a pretty even affair with both teams prepared to attack as they tried to seal a win.

The game eventually swung Coldstream’s way when they introduced substitutes Darren Simpson and Michael Ledgerwood up front.

Simpson’s blistering pace led to the winning goal when he latched onto a lovely ball played over the top by Ledgerwood, only to be clipped by Rennie on the edge of the 18 yard box.

Simpson took the free kick himself and netted with a well struck effort.

In the final ten minutes of the game, Hotspur tried desperately to force an equaliser, but Lucas Glasper in the Coldstream goal bossed his area, thwarting the visitors with any balls which came his way, and the Amateurs managed to hang out for a deserving victory.