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
123170678314751
223153562332948
324152766323447
423134652331943
523133763382542
624132960421841
724102126069-932
82493124247-530
92392124365-2229
102491144662-1628
112474132864-3625
122463154865-1721
132321202794-677

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

Top Goalscorers 2017/18

PlayerClubGoals
Paul SluddenEast Stirlingshire18
Andy RodgersEast Stirlingshire18
Daryl HealySelkirk12
Stuart NobleGala Fairydean Rovers11
Gary NicholsonWhitehill Welfare10
Sean StewartVale of Leithen9
Tommy MuirDalbeattie Star8
Nathan EvansEdinburgh University8
Gary RedpathOpen Goal Broomhill8
Jack GuthrieEdinburgh University8
Kieran HallUniversity of Stirling8
Lewis BonarUniversity of Stirling7
Jordan FinnieVale of Leithen7
Stuart GrayGretna 20087
Jamie McCormackEast Stirlingshire6
Chris GeddesUniversity of Stirling6
Kerr AllanVale of Leithen6
Joe BoyleEdinburgh University6
David BanjoSelkirk6
Thomas GarnierCaledonian Braves6
Jack WrightWhitehill Welfare6
Connor McGregorWhitehill Welfare5
Ahmed BouchentoufCaledonian Braves5
Paolo Buzzi-5
Stevie MurrayOpen Goal Broomhill5
Kingsley GrandisonGretna 20085
Kyle MitchellWhitehill Welfare5
Liam AllisonEast Stirlingshire4
Kevin KelbieEast Stirlingshire4
Jordan HopkinsonSelkirk4
Rory MacEwanUniversity of Stirling4
Sofiane ZeghdaneCaledonian Braves4
Calum HelmSelkirk4
William MortimerCumbernauld Colts4
Grant Rose-4
Farrel O’SullivanDalbeattie Star4
Louis BesnardCaledonian Braves3
Ainslie HunterVale of Leithen3
David O’BrienUniversity of Stirling3
Darren McCrawWhitehill Welfare3
David MaskreyEdinburgh University3
Jamie GullanGala Fairydean Rovers3
Blair LyonsUniversity of Stirling3
Gavin LachlanCaledonian Braves3
Louis BabelCaledonian Braves3
Connor HigginsCaledonian Braves3
Adam WatsonGala Fairydean Rovers3
Guillermo LaMarcaThe Spartans3
Ross McMillanOpen Goal Broomhill2
Cormac O’BrienHawick Royal Albert2
Kris MitchellCivil Service Strollers2
Aidan FerrisEast Kilbride2
Kieran GibbonsEast Kilbride2
Steven DegnanDalbeattie Star2
Fraser MalcolmGala Fairydean Rovers2
Aidan WilsonCaledonian Braves2
Jamie WaddellCumbernauld Colts2
Ross KingSelkirk2
Shaun StevensVale of Leithen2
Grant NelsonCaledonian Braves2
George HunterBonnyrigg Rose2
Scott LucasWhitehill Welfare2
James McPartlinWhitehill Welfare2
Mikey HewittCaledonian Braves2
Angus Mailer-2
Scott WilsonThe Spartans2
James FlynnWhitehill Welfare2
Ross Watters-2
Liall SmithVale of Leithen2
Robbie CarterWhitehill Welfare2
Stuart MacFarlane-2
Aidan Peden-2
Ciaran DonnellyOpen Goal Broomhill2
Craig HowieEast Kilbride1
Ross AitchisonGala Fairydean Rovers1
Angelo SteyerCaledonian Braves1
Clement JordanCaledonian Braves1
Steven BlackGretna 20081
Dachi KhutsishviliThe Spartans1
Ryan McKenzieWhitehill Welfare1
Jordan LittleGretna 20081
Matthew ReadGretna 20081
Alasdair SimpsonHawick Royal Albert1
Dylan WeldonWhitehill Welfare1
David SmithEdinburgh University1
Steven LynchVale of Leithen1
Sean GulneyGala Fairydean Rovers1
Lee BarrettWhitehill Welfare1
Matthew GrahamVale of Leithen1
Darren MilneHawick Royal Albert1
Kerr DoddsWhitehill Welfare1
Anthony Capo-ChichiCaledonian Braves1
Sonny SwansonWhitehill Welfare1
William KiddWhitehill Welfare1
Danny McFaddenHawick Royal Albert1
Lewis HunterUniversity of Stirling1
Kevin KeaneUniversity of Stirling1
Sean MuhsinSelkirk1
Stephen KerrCumbernauld Colts1
Liam McCroryCumbernauld Colts1
Andy SelkirkCumbernauld Colts1
James BatyDalbeattie Star1
Jon TullyHawick Royal Albert1
Craig McbrideVale of Leithen1
Danny StoneyOpen Goal Broomhill1
Fabio NetoWhitehill Welfare1
Willie BremnerThe Spartans1
Ricky MillerSelkirk1
Ludovic ErhardEast Stirlingshire1
Joe MurrayWhitehill Welfare1
Lewis SwaneyGala Fairydean Rovers1
George WindramGala Fairydean Rovers1
Sean PaliczkaGala Fairydean Rovers1
Ross KellockUniversity of Stirling1
Andy HunterCumbernauld Colts1
Rafa CalbachoEdinburgh University1
Jamie MillsOpen Goal Broomhill1
Connor SmithOpen Goal Broomhill1
Gavin MalinThe Spartans1
David ProctorEast Kilbride1
Michael JohnsonHawick Royal Albert1
Unpha KoromaSelkirk1
Dan FitzpatrickGretna 20081
Dominic SlatteryCumbernauld Colts1
Kevin McCannEast Kilbride1
Martin McbrideEast Kilbride1
Ellis Pearson-1
Greg SummersHawick Royal Albert0
Chris CairnsHawick Royal Albert0
Darren McGrathWhitehill Welfare0
Sam GeorgeCumbernauld Colts0
Ryan MilneCumbernauld Colts0
Paul SutherlandEdinburgh University0
Cammy McClairCumbernauld Colts0
Aaron LewisVale of Leithen0
Darren WhiteCivil Service Strollers0
Ally McColmDalbeattie Star0
Liam McIntoshHawick Royal Albert0
Niall DochertyVale of Leithen0
Tim RawlinsonEdinburgh University0
Connor BarnesEdinburgh University0
Kieron BeveridgeVale of Leithen0
Daniel MainEdinburgh University0
Craig NewallsCivil Service Strollers0
Craig McCallCaledonian Braves0
Calum McDonaldEdinburgh University0
Dan GreigSelkirk0
Steven BrisbaneEast Stirlingshire0
Joe WiltonOpen Goal Broomhill0
Jordon TappingEast Stirlingshire0
Darren BurnsHawick Royal Albert0
Jordan Pirrie-0
Paul Thomson-0
Stephen MansonWhitehill Welfare0
Adam UphillGretna 20080
Josh Emmott-0
Craig Brown-0
Thomas CowleyUniversity of Stirling0
David Bonnar-0
David BrownGala Fairydean Rovers0
Gavin BrownGala Fairydean Rovers0
Kevin Walker-0
Darren MoffatOpen Goal Broomhill0
Max CondieEdinburgh University0
Darren KerrDalbeattie Star0
Kieran CampbellEast Kilbride0
Steven SacayaradjiCaledonian Braves0
Ashley KellyGretna 20080
Alex Webb-0
Ross GemmellHawick Royal Albert0
Marc BerryGala Fairydean Rovers0
Ross JardineWhitehill Welfare0
Reiss JefferyHawick Royal Albert0
Scott BonarHawick Royal Albert0
Chris AndersonVale of Leithen0
Cameron WatsonWhitehill Welfare0
Dylan AtkinsonGretna 20080
Alexander ImlahVale of Leithen0
Ross GilpinVale of Leithen0
Kerr ScottGala Fairydean Rovers0
James ElliotVale of Leithen0
Declan TrembleGretna 20080
Jamie DuffHawick Royal Albert0
Ewan RitchieEdinburgh University0
Billy TaylorWhitehill Welfare0
Dominic Joseph McLarenEast Kilbride0
Marc McFadyenSelkirk0
Kris MitchellSelkirk0
Kris FauldsEast Stirlingshire0
Lewis PeddieEast Stirlingshire0
David GrantEast Stirlingshire0
Josh BeattieEast Kilbride0
Ross CaldwellEast Kilbride0
James CassidyEast Kilbride0
Riccardo CorrieriEast Kilbride0
Lee DavidsonEast Kilbride0
Lewis DohertyEast Kilbride0
Blair KiddEast Kilbride0
Craig McLeishEast Kilbride0
Callum MacKenzieSelkirk0
Mathew MeechanEast Kilbride0
Craig MelroseEast Kilbride0
Jack MooneyEast Kilbride0
Morgan SmithEast Kilbride0
George PrinceOpen Goal Broomhill0
Kyle BoggieCivil Service Strollers0
Stuart BurnsideCivil Service Strollers0
Dean CarseCivil Service Strollers0
Jack VerthCivil Service Strollers0
Jonathan WatsonCivil Service Strollers0
Hamish FlettEdinburgh University0
Cameron MoirEdinburgh University0
Lewis TurkingtonSelkirk0
Murray ChristieSelkirk0
Max VerkaikEdinburgh University0
Ally MasonDalbeattie Star0
Matt NivenOpen Goal Broomhill0
Gerard TraynorOpen Goal Broomhill0
Matthew BeckettOpen Goal Broomhill0
Robert JonesOpen Goal Broomhill0
Corey PearsonOpen Goal Broomhill0
Lewis KinnairdOpen Goal Broomhill0
Lloyd KinnairdOpen Goal Broomhill0
Sam BrownCumbernauld Colts0
Robbie KellyCumbernauld Colts0
Conor McKenzieCumbernauld Colts0
Kyle GillespieCumbernauld Colts0
Jamie McHarrieDalbeattie Star0
Andrew StobieThe Spartans0
Andrew FlemingSelkirk0
Brandon ArchibaldThe Spartans0
Mark WaltersGala Fairydean Rovers0
Lee StephenGala Fairydean Rovers0
Daniel PattendenGala Fairydean Rovers0
Nathan BrownUniversity of Stirling0
Brett LandlesUniversity of Stirling0
Thomas ClareUniversity of Stirling0
Eachainn MillerUniversity of Stirling0
Dominic KaneUniversity of Stirling0
Fabian BorczUniversity of Stirling0
Grant GoodfellowSelkirk0
Eric TshinbanguSelkirk0
Ryan SclaterSelkirk0
Michael NessEdinburgh University0
Gaetan ArdourelCaledonian Braves0
Liam DillonCivil Service Strollers0
Mark SmithWhitehill Welfare0
Scott GormleyWhitehill Welfare0
Hamish HunterWhitehill Welfare0
John KerrWhitehill Welfare0
Declan KnoxWhitehill Welfare0
Greg LloydWhitehill Welfare0
Liam McCabeWhitehill Welfare0
Aaron MoffatWhitehill Welfare0
Greg ParkWhitehill Welfare0
Kieran ReynoldsWhitehill Welfare0
Corey RobertsonWhitehill Welfare0
Rory RutherfordWhitehill Welfare0
Craig SkirvingWhitehill Welfare0
Ryan StevensonWhitehill Welfare0
Robbie DowieWhitehill Welfare0
Gareth ThomWhitehill Welfare0
Liam WishartWhitehill Welfare0
Lewis MuirGala Fairydean Rovers0
Bryn HalliwellCaledonian Braves0
Jean Mike BonjontinCaledonian Braves0
Craig QuinnCaledonian Braves0
Romain SavignyCaledonian Braves0
Danny FarrellCaledonian Braves0
Martin McBrideEast Kilbride0
Robbie WintersOpen Goal Broomhill0
Scott NormanGretna 20080
Lewis JollyGretna 20080
Alan InglisGretna 20080
Chris GordonWhitehill Welfare0
Nicholas DolanWhitehill Welfare0
Mathieu BretonCaledonian Braves0
Calvin MuttittHawick Royal Albert0
Benjamin Chaib-EddourCaledonian Braves0
Loic ChevrotCaledonian Braves0
Souleyman DialloCaledonian Braves0
Mohamed KoutaineCaledonian Braves0
Swanny NuissierCaledonian Braves0
John JamiesonGretna 20080
Aaron KellyGretna 20080
Tommy WhiteheadGretna 20080
Jamie ClunieHawick Royal Albert0
Cameron DicksonHawick Royal Albert0
Declan HoggHawick Royal Albert0
Lewis KnoxHawick Royal Albert0
Jack O’DonnellHawick Royal Albert0
Connor BrydonWhitehill Welfare0
Grant PeddieHawick Royal Albert0
Curtis RoseHawick Royal Albert0
Craig SaundersHawick Royal Albert0
Shaun SpenceHawick Royal Albert0
Darren ThomsonHawick Royal Albert0
Ross BradyVale of Leithen0
Jack HayVale of Leithen0
Robert MansonVale of Leithen0
Andrew MartinVale of Leithen0
Jon McInallyVale of Leithen0
Ewan SaundersonVale of Leithen0
Jonny Scott-MercerVale of Leithen0
Kyle BrockieWhitehill Welfare0
Stephane MurrayWhitehill Welfare0

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)