Rovers rue missed chances

Heston Rovers manager Raymond Boyd says that his team lost their league game on Monday night against Nithsdale Wanderers because they failed to convert chances at Maryfield.

The game was only five minutes old when Grant Learmont was presented with an opportunity from six yards but hit the post. Fraser Magee failed to hit the target from four yards with a header and Sean Kevan scuffed a shot from 12 yards with only the keeper to beat. On any other day these chances would have been taken.

It wasn’t until the 78th minute that the deadlock was broken when Nithsdale’s Martin Bell had a free header from six yards and he hit the net from the back post.

Four minutes later Liam Fleming had a tap in after a defensive slip which made the final score 2-0 in favour of the Sanquhar team.

Dalbeattie Star have progressed in yet another competition after beating Wigtown and Bladnoch on Monday night by the odd goal in three in a Tweedie Cup second round tie.

Stuart MacPherson opened the scoring for Star to give them a half-time lead and Jak Dingwall added a second to double their advantage before Wigtown scored through central defender Scott Forrester in time added on.

Stewartry rivals St Cuthbert Wanderers also progressed to the Cree Lodge Cup final after beating Newton Stewart by a solitary goal scored after only three minutes by Ryan McKie.

The visitors dominated long periods of the match but could not find a way through a sound Saints defence, although in the second half Newton keeper Harry Fidler had a couple of superb stops to keep his team in with a chance of levelling the tie.

Midweek Results from Monday, May 7.

South of Scotland League

Heston Rovers 0 Nithsdale Wanderers 2

Tweedie Cup, Round 2

Dalbeattie Star 2 Wigtown and Bladnoch 1

Cree Lodge Cup, Semi-Final

St Cuthbert Wanderers 1 Newton Stewart 0