Star crash out of cup

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - SPORT -

Civil Ser­vice Strollers ...... 4 Dal­beat­tie Star ................ 1

Dal­beat­tie Star have been knocked out of the South Re­gion Chal­lenge Cup.

Civil Ser­vice Strollers beat them 4-1 at Christie Gil­lies Park in Ed­in­burgh.

Both teams started well and looked a threat go­ing for­ward be­fore Strollers got the open­ing goal.

It was a huge clear­ance that was badly mis­judged by the Star back line and new sign­ing Scott Gorm­ley ran clear to beat Vin­nie Parker with a cool, com­posed fin­ish.

Just two min­utes af­ter go­ing be­hind, Star thought they should have been awarded a penalty when keeper Kyle Rankin went to punch the ball but flat­tened Tommy Muir. Ap­peals were waved away.

With 20 min­utes on the clock Star de­servedly equalised against the run of play.

Mark McKenna did well to win back pos­ses­sion deep in the Strollers half and he played an ex­cel­lent ball that split open the home de­fence to send Muir clear. He took a touch and rolled the ball into the net.

Star had a few at­tempts to go ahead through Parker and Greig Thor­burn be­fore things went wrong with half an hour gone.

Hugh Cameron was caught in pos­ses­sion just out­side his own penalty area by Gorm­ley and, as the striker ran in on goal, Cameron con­ceded a penalty and Jack Downie’s shot was turned in.

It was soon 3-1 when David Churchill scored with a free header.

The game was over in the 67th minute when Jack Downie wrapped an ef­fort around Parker in the Star goal.

• Gretna 2008 were with­out a game at the week­end.

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