Final south league match of season played

Edu's No.9 Ibraham Diallo comes under pressure from Newton's Alistair Fisher
Edu's No.9 Ibraham Diallo comes under pressure from Newton's Alistair Fisher

The final South of Scotland League match was played on Saturday when Creetown beat neighbours Fleet Star 4-2 at Castle Cary Park.

The result saw the home side finish the season third from bottom and Star in ninth place.

Both sides though have enjoyed a fairly good season playing a mixture of youngsters along with some experienced players which augers well for both sides next season.

Newton Stewart gained revenge over Edusport Academy at Blairmount Park following a 7-1 defeat in midweek by beating the Hamilton side 3-2. Goals from Johnny Fisher, Jason Gallacher and Robert put Newton into the final of the Potts Cup where they will now play Mid-Annandale on Monday night.

The Lockerbie side recorded a shock victory over league champions Wigtown and Bladnoch after extra time. Mids were leading 2-1 in the dying minutes of the match when a Roddy Cooksley header levelled the match to send the contest into extra time.

An own goal put them 3-2 ahead after only a minute’s play. Four minutes later Grant Schooler opened up the match when he scored Mids fourth followed by Sam Copeland finding the net to put them further ahead. Three minutes from time up Schooler scored Mids sixth goal of the contest to round off a tremendous result for the Lockerbie side.

On Monday night there were two Cree Lodge Cup second round ties were scheduled to be played but the match between Edusport Academy and Upper Annandale due to be played at Moffat Academy was called off at the second attempt and will now be played on Thursday night.

The original tie between Nithsdale Wanderers and Mid-Annandale had been abandoned the previous week at Lockerbie when the floodlights failed to allow time for a penalty shootout with the match goalless. This time around with the match played at Lorimer Park the game was again all square after 90 minutes but this time the scoreline was 2-2.

Mids were two goals to one down with the game looking like having slipped away from them but a Barry Morton free kick from 25 yards levelled the contest. Morton had also scored Mids first goal in the 61st minute. In a penalty shootout Mids scored all five goals to send them through to the semi-final stages of this particular competition and a tie with Newton Stewart.

Results

Saturday 16th May

South of Scotland League

Creetown 4 Fleet Star 2

Potts Cup Semi Finals

Mid-Annandale 2 Wigtown and Bladnoch 2 – Mids won 6-2 after extra time

Newton Stewart 3 Edusport Academy 2

Monday 18th May

Cree Lodge Cup – Round two

Edusport Academy v Upper Annandale – match postponed