|CB||5||Andy Ward (c)|
|55||15||Ryan Milne (u20)|
Saturdays match at Broadwood was to be the first between the two sides as Civil Service Strollers made the trip to Cumbernauld for this Lowland League fixture. The match began with both sides having their fair share of possession creating a couple of early chances without troubling either goalkeeper too much. Colts though, got themselves in front after only seven minutes on the clock, with Johnny Black standing over a free kick in a wide left position, the ball was whipped in and managed to evade everyone in the box to sneak in the goalkeepers near post.
Shortly after the restart Strollers showed real intent to get back into the game with a shot narrowly off target, and causing some problems for Colts at the back, most notably when Johnny Black was caught wrong side of the Strollers’ striker in his own box and made a clumsy challenge which bought down the forward, the referee however deemed this not enough to award a penalty much to the discontent of the visiting players.
As the game progressed Colts created a few chances to score but to no avail, new Colts number nine Ross Kavanagh looked lively throughout the game however missed the best of the chances when he found himself unmarked in the box and an open goal in front of him only to head wide. Colts keeper Fahey made two comfortable saves just before half time which saw Colts head in 1-0 up at the break.
The second half got underway but unfortunately did not go the way either team had hoped. Colts enjoyed a greater share of possession than the visitors however failed to create much in front of goal and at the other end Colts defence remained untested. Despite a series of substitutions from both teams in the second half, the game fizzled out and Colts took the three points with 1-0 being the final score line.