Saints make most of break in the storm
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.”