Six of the best keep Wigtown on top

Three minutes after the start of the second half, Craig Rudd adds to Newtons pressure. SGGY 141013 22
Three minutes after the start of the second half, Craig Rudd adds to Newtons pressure. SGGY 141013 22

Wigtown and Bladnoch continue to lead the South of Scotland League after recording a 6-1 victory over Abbey Vale at New Abbey.

The visitors went ahead in the 20th minute through Robert Paisley, with Dean Agnew doubling the scoreline seven minutes later. Steven Cooper pulled a goal back for the home side in the 37th minute, which saw the teams go in at the break with Wigtown holding a 2-1 advantage.

However, the floodgates opened after the restart with Richard Jones finding the net in the first minute with the goal of the match. A Jamie McHarrie double saw Wigtown going into cruise mode before Adam Dougan scored goal number six with 17 minutes left to play.

There was a nine-goal thriller at Gatehouse, with Heston Rovers coming out on top over Fleet Star by the odd goal which came with only six minutes left to play.

Ben Irvine and Russell Jardine gave Heston a flying start with two early goals but Star stuck to their task and Davy McKie scored in the 12th minute before Jardine converted from the penalty spot. James Picken scored for Star to close the gap before the break. A minute after the restart Nathan Thomson scored with a penalty for the home side, with his brother Corrie putting Star into the lead with 25 minutes left to play.

Heston, though, fought back and Gary Tweedie found Steve Walker at the back post for a tap in which levelled the contest once again. With the game all square and time running out, Olly Spence found Darren Brown who slotted the ball past keeper Sean Hutchison from 12 yards to give Heston Rovers three valuable points in their quest for this season’s league title.

Mid-Annandale beat Creetown 3-0 at Castle Cary Park, while Nithsdale Wanderers found their form again by beating Lochar Thistle 4-2 in Dumfries.

St Cuthbert Wanderers saw off Newton Stewart 3-0 on their new 3G pitch in what was a fairly tight match with the home side showing more desire in front of goal. Grant Middlemass opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a very well taken goal from the edge of the 18-yard box to give Saints a lead that they held into the break. After the restart Craig Wilson doubled the scoreline and, with 15 minutes left to play, Jack McMurdo was on the end of a good outfield move to slot the ball into the net to secure the three points.

Results from Saturday, October 12

South of Scotland League

Abbey Vale 1 Wigtown and Bladnoch 6

Creetown 0 Mid-Annandale 3

Fleet Star 4 Heston Rovers 5

Lochar Thistle 2 Nithsdale Wanderers 4

St Cuthbert Wanderers 3 Newton Stewart 0