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Lowland League Team / A victory snatched from us
« Last post by ErnSal on February 17, 2018, 01:12:55 AM »
Colts 2-2 Gala

The omens were not good before the game: no O'Neill, no Sean Brown and a young goalkeeper straight into the first team. To make matters worse, Kirwan was taken off injured during the first half. However, despite the warning signs we scored the first goal and matched Gala in the first half although losing a goal soon after our first just before half time.
The second half was a different story: we improved while Gala faded. We took control, scored a second goal and looked as if we would add to our lead but........the fates were against us. In the closing minutes we lost a goal very much against the run of play. The game ended in a draw but it felt like a defeat. Perhaps Gala are our bogey team.

Big challenges ahead that could determine who will win the league. We have already taken five from six points from BSC but can we also upset two of the other major contenders: East Kilbride and the Spartans. We will have to be at our best.
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Lowland League Team / The frustration of football
« Last post by ErnSal on January 13, 2018, 11:03:49 PM »
In an ideal world of football, the team with more possession, the better passing team and the more creative team would be rewarded with victory but in the real world of football victory depends solely on scoring more goals than your opponents. This afternoon Colts played well, they had about 70-80% possession, they manufactured some great passing moves and at times they created some good goal scoring opportunities but they lost 2-0. Admittedly the Uni of Stirling were fit and well-organised and they scored with two of the very few chances that they created.
Football can be cruel and frustrating when the better team loses but I suppose that's part of the emotional roller coaster of being a football fan unless you happen to support a team that rarely loses. It must be dull, in our present era to be a Celtic fan or even worse a Barcelona fan. So dull. Hardly worth turning up for the game. :)
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Lowland League Team / Welcoming in the New Year
« Last post by ErnSal on January 06, 2018, 08:35:35 PM »
Colts 2-1 Edinburgh Uni

A good start to the New Year. The Colts played well and created numerous chances but only managed to score with two of them. As usual the team were well organised and produced some very good moves.
Despite the club's limited resources it was good to see the squad being strengthened with some loan signings.
If 2018 is good to us and we remain injury free then there is no reason that we cannot continue to win.
It is a pity that we don't attract more Cumbernauldians to support their local senior team. Colts play some very attractive football and I sense that the players enjoy playing for the club. So, all in all, a Happy New Year.
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Lowland League Team / 2018 Year of the Colts
« Last post by ErnSal on December 30, 2017, 09:58:16 PM »
East Stirlingshire 3-0 Colts

Not one of our best performances. Their strength and pressing seemed to interfere with our passing game.
It certainly gave our new keeper ample opportunity to demonstrate his quality and he made some very impressive saves.
It is beginning to look as if the Shire, EK and the Spartans will be, as expected, difficult to keep up with. The surprise has been BSC. Maybe their rise from a mid-table team to championship challengers gives us hope for the future. And talking of the future may I wish everyone at the club all the best for 2018. I am not very familiar with the Chinese calendar but I would like to think that the coming year is the year of the Colts.
Who knows? Perhaps if we begin the New Year with a run of victories we might climb the table and then.....
Forza Colts!
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Lowland League Team / Our biggest league victory?
« Last post by ErnSal on December 10, 2017, 12:07:01 PM »
Colts 7-0 Hawick

Looks like the training camp in Liverpool last weekend paid off. I suspect that the players might request similar training techniques in the future.
A great performance and a great result. It was good to see the goals coming from a variety of players and also good to see that despite some regulars missing, those who came into the team did a great job.
Credit to Hawick. A team that lost all their league games so far this season and yet they continued to play and look for a goal up until the final whistle. That is character.

I think I am right in saying that the 7-0 result is our highest league victory equalling our highest cup victory.
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Lowland League Team / A game of football
« Last post by ErnSal on December 05, 2017, 05:42:02 PM »
We lost to Edu but we lost to a team that played football. Despite our defeat it was entertaining to see two teams play the beautiful game as it should be played. Both teams had spells when they were on top but there was a twenty minute period in the first half when Edu put on a show of passing perfection.
I think Colts and Edu are the two best passing teams in the league and just maybe that is the reason that the two teams are the only teams to beat BSC so far this season.
Of course, as a Colts fan I want us to win every week but more importantly, for me, I want to see entertaining football where the players play as a team, work hard, play to their strengths and enjoy playing.
Forza Colts!
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Lowland League Team / The Corinthian Spirit
« Last post by ErnSal on November 28, 2017, 08:59:36 PM »
Colts 2-2 BSC

It was a hard contest and I do wonder whether BSC would have got back into the game if they had not scored a goal just before half-time. (Of course, we scored two quick goals just before half-time in our previous meeting one week ago) Perhaps, a draw was a fair result but certain aspects of the game were far from fair: dangerous tackles, verbal abuse, retaliation, goading, provoking and over-reaction. As a Colts fan I would like to say that we were innocent of such gamesmanship but I don't think we were.
I don't expect that we can return to the level of fair play and sportsmanship that were displayed in the past by the Corinthian football team but I do think that respect should be shown to the opposing team and to the officials. Thankfully, Colts normally concentrate on playing good football.
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Lowland League Team / Yellow Derby Victory
« Last post by ErnSal on November 18, 2017, 06:35:05 PM »
BSC 1-4 Colts

What a victory! What a performance!
To beat the team at the top of the league and to beat them 4-1 is a great achievement but it was the manner of the victory. The Colts played some beautiful football. Not only did we play a quick passing game with some very effective interchanges, not only did we create some great chances but the defence played magnificently. Greg Pascazio led by example. A performance that Cannavaro would have been satisfied with.

I don't doubt BSC will be looking for revenge at Broadwood next week and will want to continue their bid to take the title. It should prove to be an exciting game.
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Lowland League Team / Re: The Magnificent Seven
« Last post by admin on November 11, 2017, 09:34:42 AM »
You are spot on Ernsal.

7-0 is the club's record competitive victory (in its short history). Beating this seasons 6-1 win over Vale of Leithen.

2 records fell tonight. Sean Brown Also became the club's record goalscorer with 28 goals from 38 starts (I think), taking over from Stephen O'Neill (26).

Stephen is still well out in front in terms of appearances, with 79 in the bag. With a bit of good fortune on the injury front he will hopefully become the club's first centurion by the end of this season.
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Lowland League Team / The Magnificent Seven
« Last post by ErnSal on November 11, 2017, 12:20:28 AM »
A seven goal victory in the South of Scotland Cup. Colts 7-0 Peebles.
A comprehensive victory. Sean Brown scores a hat trick. Captain Greg Pascazio scores his first goal for Colts (I think) Admin will need to confirm my belief that 7-0 is our highest scoring victory.
Through to the next round. Exciting times.
Well done, Colts.
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