Craigrosyton 2-2 Coldstream

Craigroyston v Coldstream
Craigroyston v Coldstream
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Coldstream picked up their first point of the season in the Premier Division, despite starting the match with only one substitute.

The midweek departure of from the club of three players, Andy Douglas, Gary Wales and Jordan Lauder, compounded a problem for manager Neil Oliver, who was already missing others through injury and suspension.

Jack Hay was ill, but went on the bench as cover and had to come on after an hour when Ben Jackson’s troublesome knee problem flared up again.

Oliver himself was also absent from the game, leaving coach Stephen Roughead in charge. In the circumstances, he was pleased to have come away with a point and was full of praise for the players for digging deep when they had to.

Craigrosyton took an early lead when Kyle Boggie slipped the ball behind the away defence for Chris Inglis to shoot past Mark Walters.

Sean Simpson, Regan Graham and Conor Devaney came close as Coldstream fought back. The visitors levelled when Devaney’s cross was headed in by John Crawford.

It was 1-1 at the break, but Coldstream went in front when a Josh Hebdon cross was turned in by Simpson.

The home side equalised when Greig Tulloch stabbed home at the back post.

It took an excellent stop from Coldstream keeper Walters to prevent Craig Dickson from heading the winner.

Coldstream: M Walters, D Powling, J Hebdon, M Allan, K Ainslie, C Devaney, J Rutherford, B Jackson (J Hay 63), J Crawford, S Simpson, R Graham.