Mid­week wins for Th­reave and Saints


Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SPORTS - John McNaught

Re­sults from Wed­nes­day night:

South of Scot­land League: New­ton Ste­wart 0 Th­reave Rovers 3; St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers 7 Niths­dale Wan­der­ers 0.

On Wed­nes­day night the two Ste­wartry clubs Th­reave Rovers and St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers hit form when be­tween them they scored 10 goals with­out any in re­turn.

Fol­low­ing a poor start to the sea­son by both clubs’ pre­vi­ous high stan­dards, they now look to be com­ing good and forces to be reck­oned with in South foot­ball.

Blair Dougan scored a hat-trick for Saints with Joe McMil­lan, Ross Hunter and Ben Jaekel also on tar­get, the other goal be­ing an own goal.

A Ro­man Soltys dou­ble and a sin­gle from Dan Thom was enough for Th­reave to sink New­ton Ste­wart at Blair­mount Park to take the three points. Fix­ture, tonight : South Re­gional Chal­lenge Cup, round 1: Lochmaben FC v Up­per An­nan­dale, kick-off 7:30pm Queen of the South wel­come Mor­ton to Palmer­ston Park this week as they aim to con­tinue their fine start to the sea­son.

McBookie.com make South favourites at 23/20, with the Greenock side 9/4 and the draw 5/2.

First scor­ers in­clude Derek Lyle at 6/1 and Andy Stir­ling at 10/1.

Gary Nay­smith’s side are 3/1 to win with both teams to score. And it’s 11/5 for the home team to win and over 2.5 goals.

South are 13/5 to win half time and full time. And it is 19/4 for the Dum­fries side to win both halves.

Fix­tures for Satur­day:

South of Scot­land League, all kick-offs 3pm: Cree­town v St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers; Mid An­nan­dale v Bon­ny­ton This­tle; New­ton Ste­wart v An­nan Ath­letic; Stran­raer v He­ston Rovers.

South Re­gional Chal­lenge Cup, round 1: Cold­stream v Dal­beat­tie Star (2.30pm); Dum­fries YMCA v Lochar This­tle (3pm); East Stir­ling­shire v Niths­dale Wan­der­ers (3pm); Th­reave Rovers v Abbey Vale (3pm). Queen of the South and Lee Robin­son have parted com­pany.

The keeper and the club have reached a “mu­tual” agree­ment and he has now left Palmer­ston.

Robin­son, 31, has had three spells at Palmer­ston which in­cluded a Chal­lenge Cup win over Partick This­tle.

An­nan Ath­letic wel­come Sten­house­muir to Gal­a­bank this week.

Stenny are 11/8 favourites with McBookie.com, with An­nan 15/8. The draw is 13/5.

First scor­ers in­clude Ai­dan Smith at 11/2. It is 17/5 and both teams to score. An­nan to win half time and full time is 18/5.

In the Low­land League, Dal­beat­tie Star have a week off, so at­ten­tion turns to Gretna 2008 who travel to the cap­i­tal to face Spar­tans at Ainslie Park.

The Ray­dale Park side are 12/5, with the Ed­in­burgh out­fit 4/7 and the draw 21/5.

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