Saints come alive at last

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St Cuth­bertWan­der­ers claimed their first win in five matches on Satur­day ... and boss Craig Fraser hopes they can re­peat the trick this week­end.

The Kirkcud­bright side en­joyed a com­fort­able 7-1 league win over bot­tom side New­ton Stewart and are set to host the same op­po­si­tion in the se­cond round of the Haig Gor­don Cup.

Fraser said:“I’m very pleased with the per­for­mance we put on and it’s prob­a­bly the best I’ve seen in the last month.

“It’s still baby steps and things could still be bet­ter but it shows that we can cre­ate a lot of good chances if we play well and we had a lot of dif­fer­ent goalscor­ers which was quite en­cour­ag­ing be­cause it shows that the guys wanted to get into po­si­tions to score goals.

“We just needed that first win and hope­fully it will help to build con­fi­dence among the squad.”

A first half own goal and strikes from An­drew Donley and Ally McMil­lan sent the home side well on their way to the three points at the week­end be­fore the gloss was put on the score­line in the se­cond pe­riod through fur­ther ef­forts from Ross Hunter, Se­bas­tianTenegg­i, Scott For­rester and An­drew Peat.

The re­sult lifts the St Mary’s Park side into sev­enth in the South of Scot­land League ta­ble ahead of this week’s cup in­ter­lude - and Fraser chal­lenged his play­ers to show their con­sis­tency as New­ton Stewart come back to town.

He added:“The score­line was maybe a lit­tle flat­ter­ing for us be­cause we had to work hard against a New­ton side that have got some good young play­ers and cre­ated some chances through the game.

“It was a good re­sult and so it’s all about need­ing to go out and do­ing the same at the week­end in the cup.

“If we turn up, then we are a hard side to beat with a good squad of play­ers but it’s all about find­ing that con­sis­tency be­cause we can be a lit­tle hot and cold at times in terms of per­for­mance.”

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