SLFL Matchday 3 Roundup

So how do you top a scintillating, action-packed, quick-fire first two rounds of the Scottish Lowland Football League?

It’s easy. Have another round!

Matchday 3

Friday night football was back for a second week and it was another cracker as BSC Glasgow took on Edinburgh University at The Indodrill Stadium. David Smith gave the visitors a lead to take into half time with a goal of the season contender (there were a few of them this weekend) but Jack Smith, Martin Grehan and a first goal for new signing Robbie McNab gave BSC the three points, running out 4-1 winners in the second half.

Civil Service Strollers welcomed University of Stirling to Christie Gillies Park where Uni manager Chris Geddes put himself back in the starting lineup. With two goals, his presence proved the difference as the scholars won 4-2.

There was a delay at Ferguson Park in the match between Whitehill Welfare and Edusport Academy. Whitehill attacker Darren McCraw scored the opening goal of the game but sustained a serious looking knee injury which required an ambulance to be called. Whitehill came out of the break and managed to score another two to Edusport’s one for a 3-1 victory. The good news is that Darren’s injury is less serious than first feared and we all wish him a speedy recovery.

Champions East Kilbride have had a slower start than they might like but got things rolling properly, overcoming Vale of Leithen 4-0 at K Park. Goals from Aidan Ferris, Ross McNeil, Liam Coogans and skipper Barry Russell put Kilby up to fourth.

Dalbeattie Star and East Stirlingshire played out a 3-3 draw in one of the highlights of the weekend.

One of the standout games of the weekend took place at Islecroft as Dalbeattie Star took on East Stirlingshire with both sides pushing for victory. The lead changed hands three times as both Star and Shire threw everything they had at each other. Tommy Muir put Star 3-2 up with around ten minutes left before Connor Greene popped up in the dying seconds to salvage a draw for the visitors.

Hawick Royal Albert put in an encouraging performance for their fans as they welcomed Gretna 2008 to Albert Park. They took the lead but a penalty from Jake Smith and a goal from Steven Black gave Gretna the three points to take back to Raydale Park.

The Spartans and Gala Fairydean Rovers were evenly matched at Netherdale with both sides playing some lovely football. A Craig Stevenson goal in the first half was all that separated the two teams as Spartans continued their 100% start to the season.

Most of the anticipation going into the weekend was focused on Broadwood where Cumbernauld Colts welcomed Selkirk, two teams with 100% records going into the weekend. Fresh from two huge scorelines, Selkirk may have been slight favourites were it not for this Sean Brown stunner giving the Colts three wins from three…

Here’s how that all-important league table looks after three rounds…

SLFL Standings 2017/18

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
198013582724
21080234142024
3970237132421
486113272519
5106132518719
694231316-314
784132418613
894052420412
984042631-512
10114072542-1712
1193151529-1410
1283051523-89
13102081831-136
1482061132-216
15100010840-320

And it’s all change at the top of the scoring charts too…

Top Goalscorers

PlayerClubGoals
Jack SmithBSC Glasgow15
Martin GrehanBSC Glasgow13
Ross McNeilEast Kilbride10
Ross AllumThe Spartans9
Stuart NobleGala Fairydean Rovers8
Kevin ConnellyGretna 20088
Paul SluddenEast Stirlingshire8
Gary RedpathBSC Glasgow8
Sean BrownCumbernauld Colts8
Stuart GrayGretna 20087
Steven FroudeCivil Service Strollers6
Nathan EvansEdinburgh University6
Daryl HealySelkirk6
Jake SmithGretna 20085
Ahmed BouchentoufEdusport Academy5
Thomas GarnierEdusport Academy5
Chris GeddesUniversity of Stirling5
Phil AddisonSelkirk5
Andy RodgersEast Stirlingshire5
Jamie DishingtonThe Spartans5
Liam CoogansEast Kilbride5
Gary NicholsonWhitehill Welfare5
Jack DownieCivil Service Strollers5
Craig MurrayCumbernauld Colts5
Jack WrightWhitehill Welfare5
Billy MillerGala Fairydean Rovers5
Kerr AllanVale of Leithen4
Kieran HallUniversity of Stirling4
Kevin KelbieEast Stirlingshire4
David BanjoSelkirk4
David ChurchillCivil Service Strollers4
William MortimerCumbernauld Colts4
Michael AndersonEast Kilbride3
Blair AtkinsonThe Spartans3
Liam ParkDalbeattie Star3
Sean WinterEast Kilbride3
Liam AllisonEast Stirlingshire3
Jamie GullanGala Fairydean Rovers3
Connor McGregorWhitehill Welfare3
Scott MilliganDalbeattie Star3
Adam StrachanEast Kilbride3
Farrel O’SullivanDalbeattie Star3
Ciaren ChalmersSelkirk3
Stephen O’NeillCumbernauld Colts3
Mark GairEdinburgh University3
Jordan HopkinsonSelkirk3
Sofiane ZeghdaneEdusport Academy3
Paul McCaffertyUniversity of Stirling3
Adam WatsonGala Fairydean Rovers3
Lewis BonarUniversity of Stirling2
David GreenhillThe Spartans2
Scott WilsonThe Spartans2
Darren SmithGala Fairydean Rovers2
Rory MacEwanUniversity of Stirling2
Jack GuthrieEdinburgh University2
Dale BaxterSelkirk2
Calum HelmSelkirk2
Kris MitchellCivil Service Strollers2
Shaun StevensVale of Leithen2
Shaun StewartVale of Leithen2
Raffi KrissianEdusport Academy2
Jordan FinnieVale of Leithen2
Alan BrownThe Spartans2
Declan HughesEast Kilbride2
Kingsley GrandisonGretna 20082
Jason StevensVale of Leithen2
Kyle MitchellWhitehill Welfare2
Sean McKirdySelkirk2
Andrew MairCivil Service Strollers2
Craig HolmesCumbernauld Colts2
Robbie DuncanBSC Glasgow2
Stevie MurrayBSC Glasgow2
James FlynnWhitehill Welfare2
Lewis ToddDalbeattie Star2
Steven DegnanDalbeattie Star2
Tommy MuirDalbeattie Star2
David O’BrienUniversity of Stirling1
Steven BlackGretna 20081
Josh McArthurBSC Glasgow1
Liam McCroryCumbernauld Colts1
Connor GreeneEast Stirlingshire1
Jamie McCormackEast Stirlingshire1
James BatyDalbeattie Star1
Derek UreEast Stirlingshire1
Angelo SteyerEdusport Academy1
Darren MilneHawick Royal Albert1
Ian BallantyneCivil Service Strollers1
Jamie WaddellCumbernauld Colts1
Ricky MillerSelkirk1
Darren McCrawWhitehill Welfare1
Grant NelsonEdusport Academy1
Sean MuhsinSelkirk1
Clement JordanEdusport Academy1
Ross KingSelkirk1
Lee BarrettWhitehill Welfare1
Jordan LittleGretna 20081
William KiddWhitehill Welfare1
Michael JohnsonHawick Royal Albert1
David StewartCivil Service Strollers1
Kevin McCannEast Kilbride1
Martin McbrideEast Kilbride1
Dylan WeldonWhitehill Welfare1
Maxime OulaitohEdusport Academy1
Scott StevensonEast Kilbride1
Barry RussellEast Kilbride1
David ProctorEast Kilbride1
Kieran GibbonsEast Kilbride1
Andy SelkirkCumbernauld Colts1
Stephen KerrCumbernauld Colts1
Ellis MonaghanGretna 20081
Robbie McNabBSC Glasgow1
Anthony Capo-ChichiEdusport Academy1
Scott LucasWhitehill Welfare1
Sonny SwansonWhitehill Welfare1
James McPartlinWhitehill Welfare1
Matthew GrahamVale of Leithen1
Ryan McKenzieWhitehill Welfare1
Matthew CunninghamCivil Service Strollers1
Ross McMillanBSC Glasgow1
Louis BabelEdusport Academy1
Michael HerdThe Spartans1
Luke MurrayEdinburgh University1
Kevin KeaneUniversity of Stirling1
Adam CorbettThe Spartans1
David McCaughieHawick Royal Albert1
Joe BoyleEdinburgh University1
Scott MainGala Fairydean Rovers1
Dachi KhutsishviliThe Spartans1
Finn Daniels YeomanEdinburgh University1
Sean PaliczkaGala Fairydean Rovers1
Lewis HunterUniversity of Stirling1
Daniel AsheUniversity of Stirling1
Greg SwanEdinburgh University1
Ainslie HunterVale of Leithen1
Aidan FerrisEast Kilbride1
Lewis SwaneyGala Fairydean Rovers1
Ross AitchisonGala Fairydean Rovers1
Ryan McStayBSC Glasgow1
Ciaran DonnellyBSC Glasgow1
George WindramGala Fairydean Rovers1
Michael WallaceCumbernauld Colts1
Blair TolmieThe Spartans1
Matthew ReadGretna 20081
Liam StudholmeGretna 20081
Blair LyonsUniversity of Stirling1
Scott MaxwellThe Spartans1
Connor HigginsEdusport Academy1
Craig StevensonThe Spartans1
Kieran AinslieGala Fairydean Rovers1
Dean BrotherstonDalbeattie Star1
David SmithEdinburgh University1
Mark SmithWhitehill Welfare0
Rory RutherfordWhitehill Welfare0
Craig SkirvingWhitehill Welfare0
Corey RobertsonWhitehill Welfare0
Kyle GillespieCumbernauld Colts0
Bryn HalliwellEdusport Academy0
Craig HeughGala Fairydean Rovers0
Jean Mike BonjontinEdusport Academy0
Ross BradyVale of Leithen0
Aidan WilsonEdusport Academy0
James ElliotVale of Leithen0
Lewis MuirGala Fairydean Rovers0
Ross GilpinVale of Leithen0
Gareth ThomWhitehill Welfare0
Liam WishartWhitehill Welfare0
Conor McKenzieCumbernauld Colts0
Kieran ReynoldsWhitehill Welfare0
Ryan StevensonWhitehill Welfare0
Greg LloydWhitehill Welfare0
Jon McInallyVale of Leithen0
Kerr DoddsWhitehill Welfare0
Nicholas DolanWhitehill Welfare0
Craig McbrideVale of Leithen0
Chris GordonWhitehill Welfare0
Robbie DowieWhitehill Welfare0
Craig QuinnEdusport Academy0
Liam McIntoshVale of Leithen0
Thomas PatersonVale of Leithen0
Ewan SaundersonVale of Leithen0
Kyle BrockieWhitehill Welfare0
Connor BrydonWhitehill Welfare0
Robbie CarterWhitehill Welfare0
Scott GormleyWhitehill Welfare0
Hamish HunterWhitehill Welfare0
Jack HayVale of Leithen0
Jonny Scott-MercerVale of Leithen0
Liam McCabeWhitehill Welfare0
Aaron MoffatWhitehill Welfare0
Stephane MurrayWhitehill Welfare0
Alexander ImlahVale of Leithen0
Declan KnoxWhitehill Welfare0
Andrew MartinVale of Leithen0
Ross JardineWhitehill Welfare0
John KerrWhitehill Welfare0
Robert MansonVale of Leithen0
Steven LynchVale of Leithen0
Greg ParkWhitehill Welfare0
Greig ThorburnDalbeattie Star0
Craig ReidWhitehill Welfare0
Darren BurnsHawick Royal Albert0
Liam McIntoshHawick Royal Albert0
Steven SacayaradjiEdusport Academy0
Reiss JefferyHawick Royal Albert0
Craig NewallsCivil Service Strollers0
Darren McGrathWhitehill Welfare0
Adam UphillGretna 20080
Declan TrembleGretna 20080
Scott BonarHawick Royal Albert0
Sean GulneyGala Fairydean Rovers0
Mark McKennaDalbeattie Star0
Kieran CampbellEast Kilbride0
Cameron WatsonWhitehill Welfare0
Dylan AtkinsonGretna 20080
Kerr ScottGala Fairydean Rovers0
Ross GemmellHawick Royal Albert0
Ashley KellyGretna 20080
Reece DonaldsonSelkirk0
Thomas CowleyUniversity of Stirling0
Gavin BrownSLFL Matchday 3 Roundup0
Dan GreigSelkirk0
Ewan RitchieEdinburgh University0
Marc BerryGala Fairydean Rovers0
Lewis SloanDalbeattie Star0
David BrownSLFL Matchday 3 Roundup0
Arnult BemboBSC Glasgow0
Darren KerrDalbeattie Star0
Craig McCallEdusport Academy0
Darren WhiteCivil Service Strollers0
Tim RawlinsonEdinburgh University0
Joe WiltonBSC Glasgow0
Rafa CalbachoEdinburgh University0
Ally McColmDalbeattie Star0
Hugh CameronDalbeattie Star0
Billy TaylorWhitehill Welfare0
Vinnie ParkerDalbeattie Star0
Liam DillonCivil Service Strollers0
Jamie DuffHawick Royal Albert0
Chris CairnsHawick Royal Albert0
Greg SummersHawick Royal Albert0
Cormac O’BrienHawick Royal Albert0
Alan InglisGretna 20080
David DustinGretna 20080
Craig HowieEast Kilbride0
Danny FarrellEdusport Academy0
Martin McBrideEast Kilbride0
Robbie WintersBSC Glasgow0
Lewis JollyGretna 20080
Scott NormanGretna 20080
Sam GeorgeCumbernauld Colts0
Ryan MilneCumbernauld Colts0
Jamie McHarrieDalbeattie Star0
Connor BarnesEdinburgh University0
Mikey HewittEdusport Academy0
Kieron BeveridgeVale of Leithen0
Aaron LewisVale of Leithen0
Darren MoffatBSC Glasgow0
David MaskreyEdinburgh University0
Ally MasonDalbeattie Star0
Calum McDonaldEdinburgh University0
Curtiss WilsonDalbeattie Star0
Cammy McClairCumbernauld Colts0
Niall DochertyVale of Leithen0
Chris AndersonVale of Leithen0
Daniel MainEdinburgh University0
Paul SutherlandEdinburgh University0
Romain SavignyEdusport Academy0
Jack HunterGretna 20080
Kris FauldsEast Stirlingshire0
Steven BrisbaneEast Stirlingshire0
Jordon TappingEast Stirlingshire0
Graeme MacGregorEast Stirlingshire0
Lewis PeddieEast Stirlingshire0
Matthew BeckettBSC Glasgow0
Robert JonesBSC Glasgow0
Simon WhiteEast Stirlingshire0
Drew RamsayEast Stirlingshire0
Andrew GrantEast Stirlingshire0
Marc McFadyenSelkirk0
Fraser NeaveSelkirk0
Unpha KoromaSelkirk0
Corey PearsonBSC Glasgow0
Jamie MillsBSC Glasgow0
Spencer BrownBSC Glasgow0
Jamie BarclayEast Stirlingshire0
Kris MitchellSelkirk0
David GrantEast Stirlingshire0
Josh BeattieEast Kilbride0
Lewis DohertyEast Kilbride0
Lee DavidsonEast Kilbride0
Liam CraigEast Kilbride0
Craig Douglas HowieEast Kilbride0
Matt NivenBSC Glasgow0
Blair KiddEast Kilbride0
Nathan KhannaEast Kilbride0
Jacob KeanEast Kilbride0
Riccardo CorrieriEast Kilbride0
Gerard TraynorBSC Glasgow0
Scott BrodieEast Kilbride0
Kieran BellEast Kilbride0
Conor BellEast Kilbride0
Ross CaldwellEast Kilbride0
Fabio CapuanoEast Kilbride0
Bernard CollEast Kilbride0
James CassidyEast Kilbride0
Lewis TurkingtonSelkirk0
Lewis KinnairdBSC Glasgow0
Rhys CraigieGala Fairydean Rovers0
Andrew StobieThe Spartans0
Daniel PattendenGala Fairydean Rovers0
Blair CarswellThe Spartans0
Kevin WalkerUniversity of Stirling0
Brett LandlesUniversity of Stirling0
Alex WebbUniversity of Stirling0
Nathan BrownUniversity of Stirling0
David BonnarGala Fairydean Rovers0
Ben HerdmanGala Fairydean Rovers0
Jack NixonThe Spartans0
Ian McFarlandThe Spartans0
Paul ThomsonThe Spartans0
Brandon ArchibaldThe Spartans0
Ross GuthrieThe Spartans0
Lee StephenGala Fairydean Rovers0
Mark WaltersGala Fairydean Rovers0
Thomas ClareUniversity of Stirling0
Ross KellockUniversity of Stirling0
Grant GoodfellowSelkirk0
Gregor AmosSelkirk0
Lloyd KinnairdBSC Glasgow0
Eric TshinbanguSelkirk0
Ryan SclaterSelkirk0
Callum MacKenzieSelkirk0
Murray ChristieSelkirk0
Andrew FlemingSelkirk0
Fabian BorczUniversity of Stirling0
John TennentBSC Glasgow0
Eachainn MillerUniversity of Stirling0
Dominic SlatteryUniversity of Stirling0
Angus MailerUniversity of Stirling0
Craig BrownUniversity of Stirling0
Aidan PedenUniversity of Stirling0
Josh EmmottUniversity of Stirling0
Dominic KaneUniversity of Stirling0
Matthew McGinleyEast Kilbride0
Dominic Joseph McLarenEast Kilbride0
Mohamed KoutaineEdusport Academy0
Jordan PirrieCumbernauld Colts0
Souleyman DialloEdusport Academy0
Ryan McCannEdusport Academy0
Swanny NuissierEdusport Academy0
Jamie HopeGretna 20080
Gavin LachlanCumbernauld Colts0
Fraser SheridanCumbernauld Colts0
Loic ChevrotEdusport Academy0
Benjamin Chaib-EddourEdusport Academy0
Michael NessEdinburgh University0
Cameron MoirEdinburgh University0
Stuart McNicholasEdinburgh University0
Mark TaitEdinburgh University0
Max VerkaikEdinburgh University0
Mathieu BretonEdusport Academy0
Gaetan ArdourelEdusport Academy0
Willie BremnerThe Spartans0
Lukas JakaitisGretna 20080
Jack O’DonnellHawick Royal Albert0
Calvin MuttittHawick Royal Albert0
Lewis KnoxHawick Royal Albert0
Grant PeddieHawick Royal Albert0
Curtis RoseHawick Royal Albert0
Shaun SpenceHawick Royal Albert0
Alasdair SimpsonHawick Royal Albert0
Craig SaundersHawick Royal Albert0
Daryl JohnsonHawick Royal Albert0
Declan HoggHawick Royal Albert0
Michael McAnespieGretna 20080
Aaron KellyGretna 20080
John JamiesonGretna 20080
Daniel WadgeGretna 20080
Tommy WhiteheadGretna 20080
Cameron DicksonHawick Royal Albert0
Jamie ClunieHawick Royal Albert0
Robbie KellyCumbernauld Colts0
Hamish FlettEdinburgh University0
Ayden NicolBSC Glasgow0
Jordan MarshallCumbernauld Colts0
Greg PascazioCumbernauld Colts0
George PrinceBSC Glasgow0
Ryan MarshallBSC Glasgow0
Stuart BurnsideCivil Service Strollers0
Jordan BoyleCivil Service Strollers0
Kyle BoggieCivil Service Strollers0
Morgan SmithEast Kilbride0
Fraser RobertsonEast Kilbride0
Stephen BarrBSC Glasgow0
Jack McMahonEast Kilbride0
Craig McLeishEast Kilbride0
Mathew MeechanEast Kilbride0
Craig MelroseEast Kilbride0
Jack MooneyEast Kilbride0
Gavin MillarEast Kilbride0
Dean CarseCivil Service Strollers0
Andy HunterCumbernauld Colts0
Shaun TurnbullCivil Service Strollers0
Ross NisbetCivil Service Strollers0
Craig NewallCivil Service Strollers0
Jack VerthCivil Service Strollers0
Jonathan WatsonCivil Service Strollers0
James ConingtonEdinburgh University0
Max CondieEdinburgh University0
Thomas ArcherEdinburgh University0
Chris MilliganCivil Service Strollers0
Sam BrownCumbernauld Colts0
Kyle FeeCivil Service Strollers0
Jeff FergusCumbernauld Colts0
Scott ClappertonCivil Service Strollers0
Jordan FinnieCivil Service Strollers0
Richard KirwanCumbernauld Colts0
Robbie LairdCivil Service Strollers0
James HaineyCivil Service Strollers0
Darren ThomsonHawick Royal Albert0

Photos:
Header Image: Whitehill Welfare in action against Edusport Academy (Credit: John Blair for Whitehill Welfare)
Action Shot: Dalbeattie Star took on East Stirlingshire at Islecroft in a thrilling 3-3 draw. (Credit: dalbeattiestar.co.uk)