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Lowland League Team / New players. New formation. New hopes.
« Last post by ErnSal on February 22, 2020, 08:06:43 PM »
Colts 2-0 Uni of Stirling

Good to see new players arriving to strengthen the squad. The two new signings from Queenís Park played well. Billy Mortimer scored (along with his strike partner Michael Cunningham) and Scott Gibson looked solid at the centre of a back three. It was worrying to see Scott going off injured in the second half but he deserves credit continuing to play with the injury until the ball went out of play because during that time he made an important defensive header that very likely prevented a goal. I hope he recovers well. Credit also for Zander coming on for the second half and making an important penalty save. For someone who often features in the match programme as Ďnot the sharpest tool in the boxí, he has been Colts saviour on several occasions. Clearly a player with goalkeeping intelligence, whatever that might be.
Overall, a very good performance and a welcome result.
Lowland League Team / The Magnificent Seven
« Last post by ErnSal on February 02, 2020, 05:07:05 PM »
Colts 7-1 Vale of Leithen

A game that was won in the first half hour although credit to Vale of Leithen for continuing to play with determination despite being five behind at half-time. Colts attacked from the start and they created chance after chance. It was good to see the arrival of a new striker who opened his account with two goals. All in all a great day for Colts and a valuable three points.
Sad to see Fraser Team leaving the club but it is understandable that players will want to look for new opportunities for a variety of reasons. He served Colts well and produced some great moments for spectators like me. Thanks, Fraser.
I think we have a squad at the moment that can compete with every team in the league although taking points from the top four during the remainder of the season will be a tough challenge. Spartans up next.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Superb video!
« Last post by ErnSal on January 30, 2020, 09:04:10 PM »
My son told me that there was a video about the Colts on their twitter page. Watched it this evening. Such a well made video. As a supporter of the senior team I knew that Colts were involved in the community but I only had a vague idea. I was amazed and impressed by the many ways the Colts contribute to the community of Cumbernauld and further afield. What a great club!
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Determination
« Last post by ErnSal on January 12, 2020, 09:54:41 PM »
Colts 3-0 Dalbeattie Star

From the kick off, it was obvious that Colts were determined to make amends for last weekís record hefty defeat. The urgency to press, to win every ball and to get goals was obvious to see. Even after the goal within the first couple of minutes there was no slowing the pace. The determination and urgency continued after the break. We had hoped it would continue second half but itís difficult to sustain that level of energy, especially when three goals up.
Anyway, a welcome three points for us. More of the same, hopefully.
Good to see new players being brought in during the January window. Suspensions and injuries are bound to occur, so some depth of squad is needed.
Well done, Colts! Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / New Year, fresh hopes.
« Last post by ErnSal on January 03, 2020, 10:14:35 PM »
To people of my age 2020 definitely has a SciFi feel to it. In fact, many of the SciFi and fantasy depictions from the 70s and 80s have now become a reality. So, we live in a world where anything can happen. I suppose that the team that defeated us last week, Gretna, bear witness to the unpredictability of life and more importantly, football. Gretna came from humble beginnings and reached the Scottish Cup final in 2006. So, who knows what the future of the Colts might be but in the meantime letís continue our journey into the unknown with optimism and hope. Our first challenge of 2020, East Kilbride, our New Town Rivals.
All the best for the New Year to the players, management, volunteers and supporters of our beloved Club.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Soup, glorious soup.
« Last post by ErnSal on December 15, 2019, 10:45:36 PM »
What a cold Saturday afternoon! Thank goodness for the homemade soup! We might not be top of the league but I suspect our soup is top in the Scottish football soup league. It was the highlight of a disappointing afternoon. It was one of those Ďif onlyí games. If only we had been awarded the penalty just before half-time we might have gone in at the break leading 1-0 but instead the penalty claim was turned down and the Shire broke away and scored. If only our second penalty claim was awarded we would still have been in contention. If only we hadnít missed so many chances. If only..........
Nevertheless, when we went two goals down we started to play some great football and when we got one goal back things began to look promising but......the Shire destroyed our optimism with two more goals. The final score 4-1 didnít reflect the Ďif onlyí nature of the game but overall I suppose I have to admit reluctantly that they deserved their win.
I think the formation we played suited the talents and skills of the players we had available. I think it might prove successful in future games. Letís hope so.
Forza Colts And Forza the soup!
Lowland League Team / The Good and the Bad
« Last post by ErnSal on December 10, 2019, 10:36:24 PM »
A great away result for the Colts beating Strollers 3-2. Not an easy place to get a victory. Keeps us in contention for a top 6 finish.
The bad news: losing Craig Holmes. He has been such a great player for the club. His mazy dribbles, assists and some spectacular goals. He will be sadly missed but I am sure all the Colts fans will wish him well in his next adventure.
Lowland League Team / Second half awakening!
« Last post by ErnSal on November 23, 2019, 05:50:01 PM »
Colts 3-1 Caledonian Braves

What a second half performance!
A goal down at half-time. Braves had dominated and at half time it felt fortunate that we were only a goal down. Braves came very close to adding to their solitary goal, twice hitting the woodwork and two goal line clearances.
Second half, Craig Holmes was moved to the defensive playmaker position, a role that I had never seen him play. My son and I did wonder what would happen with so many attack minded players apart from the back four. Well, what happened was Colts played like a different team. Attacking and pressing as if it was a cup final. An amazing second half performance rewarded with three well taken goals and three precious points. Well done, Colts.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / A comfortable victory
« Last post by ErnSal on October 27, 2019, 09:53:19 PM »
Colts 4-1 Uni of Edinburgh

From the first minute goal until the final whistle Colts had a commanding grip on this game. It was a pleasure to watch such an entertaining performance on a cold Saturday afternoon. Again, several chances were missed but it was good to see four very welcome goals. Colts control of the game allowed the players to express their creativity and talent. I just hope this is the beginning of a good spell for us.
(Our defeat against Penicuik is beginning to look more understanding as they progress to the next round of the cup against Patrick Thistle. They are obviously a very good side and we can take some consolation from their success)
Lowland League Team / Just enough
« Last post by ErnSal on October 13, 2019, 08:26:23 PM »
Colts 1-0 Jeanfield Swifts

Thankfully, we are through to the next round of the tournament with one penalty goal. I suspect that this game would have broken the Colts record for most missed chances. Hopefully, this is a victory we can build on. Itís not easy for a team to gel when new players arrive but we have a squad capable of beating any team in our league even though we canít compete financially with the top teams,
The only sour note for me was from some of the Jeanfield fans whose shouts were totally out of order in an era when we are trying to make football an inclusive sport where all fans can watch a game without having to endure language that is totally inappropriate.
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