Title race going down to the wire

Edusport Academy v Wigtown Bladnoch' 'Blair Dougan tussles for the ball.
Edusport Academy v Wigtown Bladnoch' 'Blair Dougan tussles for the ball.

A look back at last weekend’s South Scene action with Galloway Gazette football correspondent John McNaught.

Results Saturday 14th March, 2015.

South of Scotland League

Abbey Vale 2 Heston Rovers 2

Creetown 9 Dumfries YMCA 1

Edusport Academy 2 Wigtown and Bladnoch 0

Lochar Thistle v Crichton postponed

St Cuthbert Wanderers 4 Mid-Annandale 3

Upper Annandale 0 Newton Stewart 0

Tweedie Cup Round 1

Nithsdale Wanderers 0 Fleet Star 3

As the race for this season’s league title heats up there are some very important fixtures in the incoming week involving the two main title challengers, Wigtown and Bladnoch and Newton Stewart.

On Saturday league leaders Wigtown travelled to Hamilton to play Edusport Academy for what looked like it could be a real test for the Trammondford Park side and this is how it turned out to be with the visitors going down by two goals to nil.

Goals from Fartassi and Mpounna was enough for Edu to take the three points and to blow the league race open although they ended the match with ten men when Martins was red carded.

Second placed Newton Stewart were away to Upper Annandale at Moffat looking for a victory to keep the pressure on Wigtown but they failed to find the net and had to be content with a no score draw.

St Cuthbert Wanderers entertained Mid-Annandale at Kirkcudbright for another match that went close but home advantage saw Saints adding another three points to their already impressive points tally with goals from John Caldwell, Roman Soltys and a double from Steven Degnam to counter an own goal from Adam Johnstone and Denver Milligan and Nathan Muir.

Creetown and Dumfries YMCA met at Castle Cary Park where the home side won by nine goals to one while Heston Rovers and Abbey Vale shared four goals.

There was a Tweedie Cup first round tie played at Sanquhar where Nithsdale Wanderers were beaten three nil by Fleet Star.