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Lowland League Team / Heroes: Unbeaten and unbowed.
« Last post by ErnSal on Today at 05:41:13 PM »
Colts 2-1 Kelty

A team of heroes! What a performance!
Our goalkeeper, Jonathan Grier, was outstanding, our defence were determined and brave, the midfield worked their socks off and our attack scored two goals against a team that in their first three games, all victories, had only conceded one goal.
Having scored just before halftime, with first half chances at both ends of the park, we faced, in the second half, a confident team determined to get back into the game but with a penalty save, followed by heroic defending and some good luck we held onto our lead until close to the end when Kelty equalised. After that, it looked as if Kelty might go on to win but a brilliant counter attack with Fraser Team setting up the winner for Stephen O’Neill brought the Colts fans to their feet and when the final whistle sounded our team deserved the standing ovation that they received. Unbeaten in the league and on Friday evening we will be facing the only other unbeaten side.
Looking forward to it.

Forza Colts!!
Lowland League Team / A Rollercoaster Second Half
« Last post by ErnSal on August 11, 2019, 08:07:10 PM »
Stirling Uni 4-4 Colts

A rollercoaster of emotions as a fan.
One down (disappointing) Two down (Worryingly disappointing).Half time. Hoping for a better second half. Kirwan brought on at right back. Murray moved to midfield. A Colts goal! (Optimism) A second goal. (Feeling good) Third goal. (Excited by the comeback) Fourth goal within 30 minutes of the second half. (Joyful amazement) A Uni goal. (Time to worry) A Uni equaliser. (Disappointed and more worried)
The final whistle. (Relieved But not sure what else to feel) Emotionally drained.
In the cold light of day: Three games unbeaten, seven points. Special mention for Marty our new striker. Works so hard and has an eye for goal.
Looking good.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Yellow Derby Victory
« Last post by ErnSal on August 03, 2019, 04:18:03 PM »
Colts 2-1 BSC

What an entertaining evening at Broadwood!
Sunshine, good football, three goals and plenty of goalmouth incidents and near misses. A closely fought contest that looked as if it would end level if not for Marty Wright’s very late winner. A great performance from Colts against the side that finished runners up in the league and league cup winners. Credit to the players and the coaches for a team effort that was rewarded with an unexpected victory. All of the team played well but our new goalkeeper was outstanding. Six out of six points and a reminder that Colts are capable of beating any team in the league.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / A Good Start
« Last post by ErnSal on July 27, 2019, 08:11:09 PM »
Gala 0-3 Colts

What a great start to the season! An away victory. Three goals scored and none conceded. What makes it even more significant is that two of our regular back four were missing (Davidson and Kirwan) Organisation, hard work, creativity and good finishing all contributed to a well deserved victory. Also, pleasing to see two of the new signings scoring two of the goals, in addition to our own ‘Messi’ scoring number three.
The other new development was the arrival of our own ultras with drums and megaphone. They kept up the chants and the drumbeats throughout the ninety minutes. Obviously, brought us some good luck.
Looking forward to our first home game.

Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Pre-season optimism
« Last post by ErnSal on July 17, 2019, 05:12:12 PM »
I have watched a couple of the Colts pre-season friendlies and it has been good to see that we have retained a core of players who have served us well last season and seasons before. It is also good to see some new faces to strengthen our squad. It is likely that we will struggle against the clubs with bigger budgets but so what? I think it is enough to have a group of talented players who enjoy playing football, work hard to win and play attractive football that entertains. I feel confident that we will gain some surprise victories over the favoured top teams and with a bit of consistency achieve a top six placing but I, personally, will be happy to see the Colts play the brand of football that is a pleasure to watch.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / From hope to despair
« Last post by ErnSal on May 06, 2019, 06:19:33 PM »
I have to admit that when I discovered that Colts had assembled a makeshift team for this cup tie it looked as if we would be beaten by the men from the Shire. However, the early goal by Fraser Team followed soon after by the red card shown to a Shire player provided grounds for hope. 1-0 up against ten men. It really did look as if we had a chance. In the end, towards the final 15 mins, hope turned to despair when slack defending allowed the Shire to equalise and then soon after a defensive error led to the Shire’s winning goal.
In a sense, that one game summed up the latter half of our season: inconsistency and costly errors.
Nevertheless, we are still punching above our weight in this league and we are the holders of the League Cup. We have much to be proud of and if we could receive more support from my fellow citizens in Cumbernauld then perhaps we could acquire more financial resources to strengthen our squad and compete at the top.
I look forward to a new season.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Equal Sixth?
« Last post by ErnSal on April 23, 2019, 08:37:53 PM »
Our final position? Equal on points with East Stirlingshire. I like to think we can call that equal sixth, although I suspect the official position will be seventh due to our inferior goal difference. We continue to compete and finish in the top half of the league which is something to be proud of, considering the league gets stronger each season.
We can now look forward to the league cup. Two victories and we will be in the final.
Let’s do it! Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / On our day......
« Last post by ErnSal on April 14, 2019, 05:01:57 PM »
Colts 3-0 Civil Service

A great day at Broadwood. My son and I are very grateful for the hospitality and comfort experienced on the last League home game of the season. And the icing on the cake (forgive any unintended pun) was to witness the Colts scoring three goals with none conceded against a team that have done so well this season and could still finish fourth. Victory against one of the top sides is not something unusual for the Colts. From season 1 (‘15-‘16 season) we have had victories against all of the top teams despite their bigger budgets and lengthier histories. Colts go into every game without fear because they know that they are capable of matching the best. I suppose our challenge is to find the consistency needed to reach into the top three. The fact that we are going into the last game knowing that we have a chance of overtaking East Stirlingshire for sixth position indicates how well we are doing within our financial limitations.

And who knows, maybe we can retain the Lowland League Cup trophy. Another great achievement.
Lowland League Team / The party was spoiled but......
« Last post by ErnSal on March 23, 2019, 06:45:52 PM »
EK 0-0 Colts

I did feel sorry for the many East Kilbride supporters who attended today’s game expecting to see their team winning the Lowland League Championship. I think it’s the biggest crowd I have seen at a Lowland League game. Things didn’t go according to plan. A New Town Derby 0-0 draw. I think it was an Italian journalist who suggested that the perfect score in football is 0-0 and this afternoon I think this game lived up to that suggestion. For me, it was an excellent defensive performance by the Colts with an outstanding display by our goalkeeper. There were times also when we came close to scoring with some very dangerous counter-attacks. EK played well, having most of the possession and creating most of the chances but Colts defended with determination, passion and bravery. Anyone who witnessed the game without knowing the positions of the two teams in the league would have difficulty in guessing that there is a big gap in the number of points accumulated and in their respective positions. Overall, a very enjoyable game even though we did spoil the planned party.
Well done, Colts. Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Picking up points
« Last post by ErnSal on February 25, 2019, 09:35:15 PM »
It was good to be back at Broadwood. Seemed such a long time since there had been a home game. We seem to have been picking up single points recently which is certainly better than no points. If we had taken our chances then we might have beaten Edusport but it wasn’t to be. It would be good if we could get to the sixth spot again as we have done in the two previous seasons. That would be an achievement because the Lowland League gets more challenging every year.
It still feels like we are not firing on all cylinders but every team has difficult patches. I am sure we will manage to turn things around.
Forza Colts!
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