With most of the Lowland League in Football Nation Qualifying Cup action this weekend, it was down to six teams to provide the entertainment and provide they did! Here’s Ronan, Craig, and Martin with the details…
Cumbernauld Colts 3-2 East Stirlingshire
Two goals and an assist from Sean Brown gave Cumbernauld Colts a 3-2 victory over East Stirlingshire.
Brown, who scored 25 times last season continued his fine form in front of goal giving the hosts an early lead after seven minutes.
Ross Allum got the visitors level after half an hour but Colts regained the lead in the second half. A free kick came into the box and was flicked on by Brown to Fraser Team who found the back of the net. Cumbernauld got a two goal cushion when Brown was again on target with Craig Holmes providing the assist.
Connor Greene scored in stoppage time but the goal proved only to be a consolation. However, Allum went on to hit the bar which almost saw Shire make a remarkable late comeback but it wasn’t to be. The three points from Cumbernauld moves them up to third in the table on nine points whilst Shire are two places below with two less points.
Civil Service Strollers 1-0 Dalbeattie Star
In a match that could’ve gone either way, Civil Service Strollers are the ones that temporarily took the top place in the league campaign whilst league favourites, East Kilbride have two games in hand
Robbie Laird scored the only goal against Star, getting on the end of a cross to find the net for the first time in three seasons. Civil Service Strollers will be left buzzing from a win that will have left them at the top of the top of the table in what’s been an impressive start from Gary Jardine’s men.
Dalbeattie now sit 12th in the table after having a tough first five fixtures
BSC Glasgow 2-2 Edusport Academy
Edusport Academy fought from two goals down to rescue a point at the Indodrill Stadium in Alloa as the visitors keep up their unbeaten start to the season.
It was a goalless first 45 minutes in Alloa as both sides looked for a win to push them right up the Scottish Lowland League table.
It took until the hour mark for the opening goal to arrive. BSC Glasgow’s Jamie Mills tried to play a square ball but it was cut out, however, the clearance only went as far as Declan Hughes who placed the ball into the net with a wee deflection off Bryan Prunty to give the home side the lead.
Just over ten minutes later, the hosts were given the opportunity to double their lead when Tam Orr was fouled and the BSC Glasgow man stepped up and stroked away the spot kick to give the home side a two goal cushion.
Edusport Academy fought back and were given a penalty of their own with six minutes left to play when Mark Kelly was brought down in the box. David Sinclair converted to give the away side some hope of a point going into the final few minutes.
In stoppage time, that hope was realised as Edusport equalised thanks to Max Oulahaito to rescue a point for the visitors. That point moves them up to seventh in the table and keeps them unbeaten while BSC Glasgow are left to rue two dropped points as they find themselves sitting in ninth.