Saints make most of break in the storm

The Galloway News - - READER TRAVEL -

St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers had the weather gods to thank for beat­ing Dum­fries YMCA on Satur­day.

Hor­ren­dous wind and rain at St Mary’s Park made it dif­fi­cult for both sides to play and the game seemed to be head­ing for a goal­less draw.

But for a spell in the se­cond half, con­di­tions im­proved and Saints were able to rat­tle in four goals thanks to Sean Peat, John Kiltie, Gre­gor Pater­son and Marc White. Saints co-man­ager Craig Fraser said: “The con­di­tions were ab­so­lutely hor­ren­dous and it was a real lev­eller.

“The wind was hurl­ing around, it was cold and it was pour­ing with rain and it made it dif­fi­cult in the first half.

“We weren’t re­ally able to get up the park, al­though Sean Peat maybe had a few chances, and the half just pe­tered out.

“At half-time we had to make changes just to bring some fresh legs on but it was the same, the wind was still hurl­ing around.

“Then, and I don’t know why it hap­pened, it just dropped and calmed down and we were able to get the ball down and start play­ing again.

“We scored four goals in 20 min­utes and if it hadn’t been for that spell then it would prob­a­bly just have pe­tered out again. We were just happy to get out of there.”

The South of Scot­land League takes a break this week­end but re­turns the

fol­low­ing Satur­day with Saints head­ing to Cas­tle Dou­glas for the derby with Th­reave Rovers.

How­ever, Fraser reck­ons it would be bet­ter if the game had been played this week­end.

He said: “I’d rather we were play­ing this Satur­day so we could then have our break. It seems to be a bit stop/start but it is what it is.

“We had a fun fes­tive fives on Mon­day and then a friendly against a new ama­teur team from Gretna on Wed­nes­day to keep us go­ing.”

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