|CB||5||Andy Ward (c)|
|x||CM||6||Ross Ballantyne (vc)|
This week’s Lowland League clash seen Cumbernauld Colts play host to undefeated league leaders East Kilbride which was the first meeting between the two sides this season.
Colts had the first opportunity of the game in the opening stages with Stephen O’Neil heading over the bar shortly before the visitors too an early lead through striker Ross McNeil who slotted the ball past home keeper Chris Fahey.
The game settled down and both teams had chances in the remainder of the half to score, the best of Colts chances falling to Owen Ronald in the East Kilbride penalty box but his effort flew over the bar. This missed opportunity could have proved more costly if not for Colts’ stopper Chris Fahey who pulled off a good save towards the end of the half from striker Winter, which seen East Kilbride go in a goal to the good at the break.
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The second half was to be much similar to the first with both teams having a fair share of possession but chances came and went for both sets of players as the score line remained the same as the clock ticked on.
In search of a goal both sets of managers introduced fresh legs into the game which, for Cumbernauld Colts, included forward Sean Brown who has had a lengthy time on the side lines through injury.
East Kilbride were pressing for a second goal and would have got it if not for two good saves from Chris Fahey in the Colts goal, but the visitors eventually extended their lead after a good passing move was finished off by midfielder Gibbons, who placed the ball into the corner of the net.
With Colts now pushing two strikers up the pitch the game opened up and Brown getting himself into some good areas had two good chances to score but was unable to convert.
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