Saints come alive at last
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.”