Lothian Thistle HV 2-1 Coldstream

Coldstream travelled to Saughton Enclosure on Saturday to take on one of the title favourites Lothian Thistle but got off to the worst possible start.

The Streamers found themselves behind after just three minutes when a ball played into the penalty area was headed onto his own bar by Tom Farr and the ball rebounded and hit Keeper Chris Watson and ended up in the back of the net.

However, Coldstream hit back and they were level only a minute later when Danny Simpson cut inside, beat two men and shot from 25 yards only for the home keeper Kevin Swain to let the ball slip from his hands and into the back of the net.

The game swung from end to end without either side creating much in front of goal although Lothian were taking a bit more control of the game and were forcing corner kick after corner kick.

It was from one of those corners on 36 minutes that caused Lothian’s Scott Moffat to be replaced by Scott Gormley after Moffat had collided with keeper Watson, making him a major doubt for Lothian’s Scottish Cup replay with Montrose.

The Streamer’s started the second half well and were more in the game and on 55 minutes the home side were reduced to 10 men after Simpson was brought down by Joint who duly received his second yellow card followed by a red.

Simpson and Steele then both went close for the Streamers.

On 65 minutes manager Davidson made his first change in replacing J. Scott with Des Sutherland and Sutherland nearly put the Streamers back in front, but Swain made a good save.

Just like last week the team down to 10 men seemed to finding more energy and Lothian were taking more control of the game and after good work by O’Donnell who then played the ball into Gormley and with quick feet and a good turn fired the ball low past Watson on 80 minutess.

Coldstream then made another change replacing Farr with a trialist but they didn’t really create much in the last 10 minutes and will be a little disapppointed to get nothing from the game.

Coldstream: Watson, Maxwell, K. Scott. Farr (Trialist), Inglis, Wilson, Simpson, Hossack, Langford, J. Scott (Sutherland) Steele. Unused Sub - Davidson.