Dumfries drop Anchor

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Anchor 0, Dumfries 9

Dumfries were looking to build on a 5-1 home win against East Kilbride the previous week.

Dumfries started well, immediately putting pressure on the home side with a number of short corners.

Dumfries continued to apply pressure and were shortly rewarded with the opening goal through Clark. This was quickly followed by another open play goal from Rennie.

At this point the Anchor defence started to leak, and a further two goals were conceded before half-time.

Turning round with the points effectively won, Dumfries looked to add to their impressive goal difference for the season. With the Anchor team all at sea, a further five goals followed in the second half, the most notable of which was a fine solo effort from Ryan Johnston who beat four players before driving a low shot from the top of the D past the floundering Anchor keeper.

The goal scorers were: Clark (2), Rennie (2), Johnston (2), Callander, Kingstree, Ruddick

Team: Stuart Moscrop (GK), Colin Davidson, Mike Redman, Sandy Rennie, John Bennett, Kris Ruddick, Iain Callander, Robbie Huxtable (C), Ryan Johnston, Jimmy Clark, Callum Kingstree

On Saturday, March 1, there is a top of the table clash between Dumfries and Rottenrow Blue Sox at KGV. Dumfries will be looking to avenge the defeat suffered earlier in the season.

Dumfries Ladies 1st XI 2, Clydesdale Western V 2

The ladies 1st XI hosted Clydesdale Western on Saturday in their West Division One match. Dumfries conceded an early penalty corner which proved damaging as Clydesdale Western converted the set piece neatly to take the lead.

Some great running from Karen Robson and Naomi Cowan gave Dumfries some promising attacking pressure and it wasn’t long before they won a penalty corner. A fine save from the keeper only made it as far as Emma Miller, who set Rebecca Topping up for the equaliser.

The first half finished 1-1 with both teams looking eagerly to take the lead.

Dumfries made a strong start to the second half and capitalised after 10 minutes. Hannah Brawley played a long ball into the D, which Miller collected and put beyond the keeper. Dumfries continued to apply pressure with many strikes denied only by the heroics of the keeper.

Western then scored their second from a penalty corner late in the second half to end the match 2-2.

Dumfries player of the match, awarded by the opposition, went to Susan Irving for her outstanding performance in defence. This weekend the 1st XI travel to GHK on Saturday in what will be one of the toughest fixtures of the season.

Dumfries Ladies 2nd XI 1, Hillhead 3

Despite dominating from the start, Dumfries fell behind to an early goal from their visitors.

Club president Gladys managed to pull Dumfries level at the break. As the game continued, the home team applied pressure to the Hillhead defence, but some good goalkeeping and defending managed to keep the Dumfries forwards at bay.

In a game in which both teams had chances to win, it was the visitors who scored two late goals.

There is no game for the 2nd XI this week, so a rest before facing GHK at KGV on March 8.