WEDNESDAY August 11
SOUTH of SCOTLAND League
Abbey Vale 0 Dalbeattie Star 3
Fleet Star 1 Newton Stewart 3
Nithsdale Wanderers 2 Mid Annandale 1
St Cuthbert Wanderers 3 Wigtown 0
Stranraer 3 Creetown 0
Threave Rovers 6 Crichton 1
DALBEATTIE Star's 3-0 win over Abbey Vale lifted them to the top of the South of Scotland League last night (WED). But they had to fight all the way against a stuffy Vale side. Two first half goals came from Roman Soltys after only 12 minutes and Grant Parker five minutes before the interval with Hugh Cameron hitting the third in 65 minutes.
THREAVE ROVERS came back to form with a 6-1 thrashing of Crichton at Meadow Park where Phil Middlemiss of Threave and Lee True of Crichton were sent off within a minute of each other with Threave leading 2-1 through goals from Andrew Donnelly and Paul Cook and Adam Johnstone hitting a penalty for the visitors. Danny Dunglinson hit two along with another from Donnelly and one from Jamie Struthers. Donnelly missed completed his hat-trick when his penalty kick in the closing minutes hit the upright.
Newton Stewart beat Fleet Star 3-1 at Garries Park despite losing a in 18 minutes when Andy Gilston scored from close in. But a late revival by the Creesiders saw Johnny Fisher level the scores in the 70th minute and Calum Dunn putting them ahead five minutes later after he finished off a long throw-in. Three minutes from time Jamie McGhie scored the third from 10 yards.
Nithsdale Wanderers were 2-1 winners over Mid Annandale who went ahead in the through a Chris Norvel strike in 22 minutes. But two goals, one on either side of the interval saw Wanderers pick up their first points of the season.
Stranraer beat Creetown 3-0 at Stair Park and and St Cuthbert Wanderers beat Wigtown by a similar margin. Saints hit three goals in a five minute spell early to clinch the points.
They took the lead when Colin Carnochan struck a half volley from the edge of the box in the 15th minute and three minutes later Raymond Gordon scored a second from the edge of the box. Gordon scored his second goal in the 20th minute when he had only to tap the ball home. Wigtown's Scott Forrester was sent off 10 minutes from time.
Source: Solway Press Services: http://www.solwaypress.co.uk/footballReport.aspl