Wigtown and Bladnoch are South of Scotland League champions for the first time in 22 years following their decisive three goals to nil victory over second placed St Cuthbert Wanderers at St Mary’s Park last Saturday.
Goals from Ian Millar, Robert John Paisley and Blair Dougan sealed the three points to give Manager Micky Dougan the title that Wigtown last won when he was a player at Trammondford Park. Wigtown pay their final league match of the season this Saturday when they play Wigtownshire rivals Newton Stewart at Blairmount Park.
On Monday night Newton Stewart won their place in the final of this seasons Haig Gordon Cup by recording a three goals to one victory over Crichton at Blairmount Park with a hat-trick from striker Liam Muir. Mark Leighfield scored a late consolation goal for the visitors from the penalty spot with only minutes left to play.
South of Scotland League
St Cuthbert Wanderers 0 Wigtown and Bladnoch 3
Results from Monday, 5th May, 2014.
Haig Gordon Cup - Semi-Final
Newton Stewart 3 Crichton 1
Saturday 10th May
Kick-off at 3pm
South of Scotland League
Newton Stewart v Wigtown and Bladnoch
Fixture for Wednesday 14th May, 2014.
Cree Lodge Cup Final
Kick-off at 7pm
Threave Rovers v Heston Rovers
(To be played at Islecroft, Dalbeattie)
Fixture for Friday 16th May, 2014.
Kick-off at 7.30pm
South Challenge Cup Final
Wigtown and Bladnoch v Dalbeattie Star
(To be played at St Marys Park, Kirkcudbright)
The final South of Scotland League match takes place at Blairmount Park this Saturday when league champions Wigtown and Bladnoch play local rivals Newton Stewart. The Creesiders are presently in third place in the league table but victory in this match would see them finish in second place above St Cuthbert Wanderers. However the Trammondford Park side will be keen to take the three points in this derby match to finish their league campaign on a high note. This match though is a must visit for all the football supporters in the area and an exciting and highly competitive match is expected.
The Cree Lodge Cup Final takes place on Wednesday night at Islecroft, Dalbeattie with Threave Rovers and Heston Rovers locking horns for the silverware. The Scottish Lowland League team from Castle Douglas will start as favourites to lift this particular trophy but Heston their day are a match for any team and are more than capable of springing a shock result although they will have to be at their very best to do so.
Friday night sees the final of the South Challenge Cup being played at St Marys Park, Kirkcudbright where Wigtown and Bladnoch play Scottish Lowland side Dalbeattie Star for a match that will see Star start as favourites to win this particular competition. The South League Champions though will be no pushovers and if they strike top form on the night and being a Cup Final anything can happen. The Trammondford Park side have some prolific goal-scorers in their ranks and if they get their noses in front then they are more than capable of adding another piece of silverware to their tally this season.