Galloway Gazette football correspondent John McNaught gives readers a round-up of all the action from the pitches across the South of Scotland last weekend.
Results from Saturday 18th October 2014
South of Scotland League
St Cuthbert Wanderers 4 Nithdale Wanderers 0
Haig Gordon Cup Round 2
Dumfries YMCA 0 Fleet Star 6
Lochar Thistle 2 Crichton 4 (after extra-time)
Newton Stewart 3 Heston Rovers 2
Wigtown and Bladnoch 3 Edusport Academy 2
St Cuthbert Wanderers, under new manager Rab Cameron, had a comfortable four goals to nil victory over Nithsdale Wanderers at St Mary’s Park in the only South of Scotland league match played last weekend.
Striker Roman Soltys opened the scoring after twenty-five minutes to give the home side a slender half time lead. Ten minutes after the break Philip Middlemas doubled Saints’ lead with Soltys adding a third with sixty-five minutes played. Twenty minutes from time Struan Parker scored number four to complete the scoring.
Crichton beat Lochar Thistle with an extra-time goal and were joined in the semi-finals of the Haig Gordon Cup by Wigtown and Bladnoch who beat Edusport Academy by the same score.
Goals from Robert Middleton, Johnny Fisher and Graeme Blain were enough for Newton Stewart to see off the challenge of Heston Rovers while Fleet Star had five different scorers in their match against Dumfries YMCA. Craig Rudd scored after nineteen minutes and Steven Hogg added another two minutes later. In the second half, Josh Maxwell scored from the penalty spot with Craig Rudd and Ross Hunter completing the scoring.