Cup cheer for Newton

Abbey Vale won a free kick just outside the box in the 30th minute but Saints' keeperJack Johnston was more than a match for the strike as he goes full stretch low down to his left to make a crucial save, the goal would have put Abbey on level terms. GG 0511018 12
Abbey Vale won a free kick just outside the box in the 30th minute but Saints' keeperJack Johnston was more than a match for the strike as he goes full stretch low down to his left to make a crucial save, the goal would have put Abbey on level terms. GG 0511018 12

Newton Stewart are through to the semi-final stage of this season’s Haig Gordon Cup following a thrilling single-goal victory over Nithsdale Wanderers at Lorimer Park, with the only goal of the match coming in the sixth minute from the boot of Newton’s man of the match Stephen Beggs.

The Creesiders now go through to meet the winners of the Heston Rovers versus Wigtown and Bladnoch tie, which was postponed due to Maryfield being unplayable following some very wet weather.

In the South of Scotland League, the leaders and still unbeaten Dalbeattie Star went nap against Mid-Annandale at Galabank. Craig Ferguson scored after 11 minutes and added another later, with further goals coming from Hugh Cameron, Ritchie Maxwell and Grant Parker.

St Cuthbert Wanderers recorded a fairly comfortable victory over Abbey Vale at St Mary’s Park with 3-1 victory. Justin Nichol and Liam Muir gave Saints a two-goal advantage at the break, with Ian Millar adding a third after the restart from the penalty spot in a game that the home side mainly dominated.

At Castle Cary Park, Creetown came close to holding the more favoured Crichton but eventually went down 3-2. Robert Middleton gave the home side a single-goal lead in the first half but the visitors came out in the second half with all guns blazing and set up Mark Leighfield to score a hat-trick. Good play from Brodie Turner set up Leighfield for two of the goals, which he scored with two headers and a left-foot shot. Creetown added number two late on in the match but could not find the little bit extra to take a share of the points.

Threave Rovers went double nap against Fleet Star at Garries Park in a 10-1 romp, with Sam Warren scoring twice before the break along with singles from Sean Milligan and David Thom. Warren added another two after the interval, with Phil Middlemass, Robert Murray and Matthew McCubbin also finding the net. Star scored a late consolation goal through Grant Watson.

Results from Saturday, November 3

Haig Gordon Cup, second round

Heston Rovers v Wigtown and Bladnoch, match postponed

Nithsdale Wanderers 0, Newton Stewart 1

South of Scotland League

Creetown 2, Crichton 3

Fleet Star 1, Threave Rovers 10

Mid-Annandale 0, Dalbeattie Star 5

St Cuthbert Wanderers 3, Abbey Vale 1

South of Scotland League 3.11.12

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Points

DALBEATTIE STAR

9

9

0

0

40

3

27

THREAVE ROVERS

9

7

0

2

40

9

21

WIGTOWN and BLADNOCH

8

6

1

1

22

10

19

NEWTON STEWART

11

6

0

5

37

26

18

ST CUTHBERT WANDERERS

7

5

1

1

26

15

16

NITHSDALE WANDERERS

11

5

1

5

32

25

16

CRICHTON

11

5

1

5

26

23

16

ABBEY VALE

13

5

1

7

26

34

16

HESTON ROVERS

7

4

0

3

27

15

12

MID-ANNANDALE

11

3

0

8

20

29

9

CREETOWN

11

2

1

8

13

40

7

FLEET STAR

12

0

0

12

5

89

0