Leith Athletic 8
Leith Athletic’s comfortable victory over Coldstream on Saturday was marred by a serious injury to full-back Taylor Black, who suffered asuspected broken leg.
Leith kicked off and dominated the early possession but it was Coldstream, however, missing the suspended influential midfield player Josh Hebdon, who were first to find the back of the net with five minutes on the clock.
A cross field pass was intercepted on the halfway line by Euan Gray who sent top scorer John Crawford through to fire home with his right foot for his tenth goal of the season.
Leith equalised after 22 minutes when Coldstream failed to clear their lines and McKinlay finished from close range to make it 1-1.
The home side then took the lead on 29 minutes as the Blues again failed to clear their lines and Black finished well to make it 2-1 at the interval.
A disastrous 15 minute spell after half-time ended the game as a contest as Leith scored four unanswered goals, first Kneeshaw, two from Wilson (one from the penalty spot), McKinlay and Craigie.
To Coldstream’s credit they refused to give up and some great play by Robin Brown led to a second goal.
In stoppage time Leith added two more goals, both from Craigie, to complete the rout.
Coldstream: Walters, Nisbet, Johnston, Inglis, Beesley, Brown, Gray, Lee, Crawford, Dixon, Steele. Subs. Johnson.