Close match in fi­nal

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SPORT -

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).

Top scor­ers

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.

Pre­mier Di­vi­sion

League Cup fi­nal win­ners The Five Arches Bombers cel­e­brate their vic­tory

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