|45||RB||2||Ryan Milne (u20)|
|CB||3||Blair Bateman (u20)|
|CB||4||Danny McAlistair (u20)|
|CM||6||Mark Anthony Byrne (u20)|
|CM||7||Ryan Flannigan (u20)|
|CM||8||Dylan O’Hagan (u20)|
|CF||10||Alex Foy (U20)|
|70||12||Josh Devine (u20)|
|45||13||Conor McAteer (u20)|
|90||14||Andy McNee (u20)|
|15||Michael McGaraghan (u20)|
This week’s trip away to Edinburgh City, a club buoyed by their recent promotion to the Scottish second division would be a tough test for the young Colts as they look to continue their good start to the season.
As the match got underway both sides looked to get the ball down and play the game on the ground despite the blustery conditions, and it was Colts who took the lead through midfielder Ryan Flanagan who showed some excellent quick feet on the edge of the box to evade several defensive challenges to blast the ball into the net.
After the goal, the game settled down to a competitive match although the home side rarely tested Giles in the Colts goal. Colts began to create a couple of chances and minutes from half time the best chance of the half fell to Alex Foy, after rounding the goalkeeper Foy was only able to hit the post and Colts went in at the break 1-0 to the good.
Colts, at half time, brought on winger Conor McAteer to inject some more pace into the Colts attack and looked dangerous when running at the City defence. The adverse weather conditions made it difficult for either side to play with any real rhythm in the second half and missed a great chance through Flanagan to extend the lead where it looked easier to score. This miss spurred on the home side and they finished off a good passing move to level the score at 1-1.
Colts react well after conceding the goal and their efforts were rewarded with 10 minutes on the clock through McAteer who done well to work space for a shot that took a deflection and looped over the goalkeeper and into the net.
Colts had to stay strong and defend well to remain in front, which they managed to do to take the first 3 points on offer in this seasons league campaign. A good effort from the all the players in under tough conditions, against a well-organised and hardworking Edinburgh side.