Prolific Crawford scores 40th goal of season

Coldstream striker John Crawfordd, left,  has now netted 40 goals this season
Coldstream striker John Crawfordd, left, has now netted 40 goals this season

COLDSTREAM captain John Crawford reached 40 goals for the season with a double in his team’s 3-0 win over Easthouses Lily, while Eyemouth United’s promotion hopes suffered a major blow as they went down 2-1 at home to Heriot-Watt University in the East of Scotland League First Division.

Crawford’s two goals came in the first half at Home Park, but it was Robbie Skelly who put the home team ahead with a long-range strike which the visiting goalkeeper fumbled on its way into the net.

Crawford was in the right place at the right time to fire home the second from 12 yards and then headed home a Josh mcLeod cross from a tight angle to put Streamers three ahead the the break. Easthouses had striker Graeme young sent off with ten minues left, but Coldstream had sealed the points by then.

Eyemouth have dropped to fourth place after losing at home to Heriot-Watt, who have leapfrogged Preston Athletic to the top of the table. Heriot-Watt went ahead just after the half-hour when Erik Thomson accepted a pass from Ronnie Napier, moved inside and drove the ball high past Eyemouth keeper Jonathon Gall into the far corner of the net.

Stuart Coyle levelled for Eyemouth just a minute after half time, picking up the ball in the centre of the park and moving to his left before bending a wonderful shot past the right hand of Saunders and in at the post.

But Heriot-Watt’s winner came with 15 minutes left when defender Andy Forbes headed home a Thomson corner.

Elsewhere, Berwick Rangers Reserves lost 5-1 at Kelso United while a depleted Duns team picked up their 12th red card of the season when Ryan Burns was sent off in their 2-0 defeat away to Ormiston. The Dingers will have Doug Brydon back from suspension for Wednesday’s Berwickshire derby away to Coldstream at Home Park, but manager Neil Oliver still has four players missing. Streamers have injury doubts over Craig Heugh, Martyn Cornish and Phil Johnson.