Close match in final
The first silverware of the season was up for grabs on Friday night when Palmerston Colts and Five Arches Bombers contested the League Cup final.
Palmerston started brightly but Bombers were looking controlled and dangerous on the counter and both teams had chances in an open first half.
Bombers had the ball in the net on the half hour mark as a free-kick was headed on to the post and the striker tapped home from an offside position.
Colts nearly took the lead just before the interval but a save at the near post denied them and, from the corner, Bombers broke up the park and Russell Jardine controlled on the edge of the box to lash home the opener.
Colts were level in the opening moments of the second half as Craig Kerr was played in one-on-one and rolled the ball past the keeper.
It took barely a minute for Five Arches to go back in front though as a pinpoint Stewart Cobban pass was plucked out of the air by Russell Jardine and dispatched into the net.
The match had opened up even more and more goals were certain.
Just after the hour Ross Kerr saw his effort graze the top of the net for Colts and a minute later Bombers’ Duncan Smith had a stinging shot beaten away by the keeper.
With five minutes to go, with the Colts chasing the game, the Bombers broke again and a neat move ended with a ball across the box tapped in by Tam Coles.
Palmerston responded a couple of minutes later as a corner wasn’t cleared and Darren Monteith was on hand to prod home but they could not find a leveller leaving the Bombers to lift the trophy.
With a referee training course on Sunday, there was a reduced fixture card.
Match of the day was at Holm Park where Nithside knew a win over Moffat Thistle would take them level at the top with their opponents.
Nithside took the lead and some inspired goalkeeping seemed to be earning them all three points until Stefan Jackson popped up with a leveller for Moffat.
As the match went into added time, a draw looked inevitable until up popped Kevin Jack to steal the three points and give Moffat some breathing space at the summit.
Scaur hosted Annan Town with only a point Russell Jardine
separating them in the table but the home side were always well in control with Ellis McLachlan scoring twice and Kevin McKie also grabbing a brace. Mat Coleman and Sandy Bowie were also on target with Ashleigh Maxwell replying for Annan.
In the first division, there was another crunch match and the promotion battle was turned up a couple of degrees as FC Annan closed the gap at the top with a fine win over Queens Bar.
Mark Leesing scored twice for the home side with Jimmy Reid, Chris Norval and Brady Irving also all on target.
Results, Friday, November 10:
Doonhamer Bistro League Cup final: Five Arches Bombers 3 Palmerston Colts 2.
Sunday, November 12:
Premier Division: Scaur 6 Annan Town 1; Nithside 1 Moffat Thistle 2.
First Division: FC Annan 5 Queens Bar 3.
Fixtures, Sunday, November 19:
Premier Division: Morton Youth v Hole I’ the Wa’ at Jocks Loaning (I Brack); Dumfries Athletic v Annan Town at Maryfield (J Thomson); Palmerston Colts v Moffat Thistle at Holm Park (J Brown); Scaur v Normandy Star at Penpont (A Brown); Five Arches Bombers v Nithside at Holm Park (C Saunders).
First Division: Queens Bar v Park Thistle at Jocks Loaning (D McGuffie); Kelloholm v Sands at Kelloholm (C Stitt); FC Annan v Summerhill at Annan (G Carruthers).
Premier Division: Adam Henderson (Moffat Thistle) 17; Michael McGhie (Nithside) 16; Ellis McLachlan (Scaur) 13; Darren Monteith (Palmerston Colts) 13; Matt Coleman (Scaur) 12; Russell Jardine (Five Arches Bombers) 12.
First Division: Kyle Gallacher (Summerhill) 15; Mark Leesing (FC Annan) 12; Mark Carruthers (Queens Bar) 11; Chris Bailey (Park Thistle) 10.
League Cup final winners The Five Arches Bombers celebrate their victory
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