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Lowland League Team / New Town Derby Defeat
« Last post by ErnSal on January 05, 2019, 08:57:44 PM »
Colts 0-3 EK

A difficult game to welcome in the New Year. Unfortunately, our New Town rivals are a very strong side and are the clear favourites to win the league. Our 4-5-1 formation looked promising as we created a couple of early chances and managed to contain EK until the half hour mark but once EK got their first goal we couldnít get back in the game. It seemed sensible to resort to the 4-4-2 in the second half but EK were the better side and deserved their victory.
The only consolation was the great soup that warmed us up on a cold afternoon. (If you havenít tried the soup then you should. Itís great.)
Anyway, Colts shouldnít be too disheartened, we beat Gretna away from home last week and if we pick up points against the teams below us we could get the fifth spot perhaps even the fourth. The important thing is to keep playing football as it should be played. I would be happy with that.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Losing the right way
« Last post by ErnSal on December 22, 2018, 07:08:15 PM »
Colts 1-2 BSC

We donít like to see our team beaten but itís much easier to accept when we give a good account of ourselves against strong opposition. There were mistakes and misses but it was refreshing to see the energy, determination and commitment that we expect from our team. We might not be able to challenge for top spot but if we can begin a run of good results then we could better our position compared to the last two seasons. Itís good to have a full squad again with players competing for positions.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / A Dismal Day
« Last post by ErnSal on December 09, 2018, 04:57:33 PM »
Colts 1-2 Gala

Dull, cold and wet and unfortunately nothing in the game to brighten or warm the afternoon. We do seem to be going through a bad patch where things are just not clicking. Sloppy goals conceded, misplaced passes, missed chances, giving the ball away cheaply........so unlike the Colts. Despite this difficult time, there are reasons for optimism. With the return to the club of Gavin Lachlan and the return to fitness of Craig Murray, there will be greater strength in depth to our central midfield and that is perhaps the only area that we havenít had a settled pairing. When Colts are in form there is no team in our division that cannot be beaten by us. We have great players and great coaches, so we need to put the bad results behind us and recapture the qualities and strengths that Colts stand for.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Our own Messi
« Last post by ErnSal on November 12, 2018, 08:45:57 PM »
Just read that Stephen ONeill has made history by being the first Colts player to make 100 appearances for the club. I look back with fondness on those early games when my son, grandsons and I went to Broadwood to support our local team and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the Colts especially the OíNeill/Kirwan partnership. I remember trying to persuade my younger grandson that Stephen OíNeill was none other than Lionel Messi. I donít think he was entirely convinced but it was the skill and creativity of OíNeill that provided us with so much entertainment. He is the type of player that makes football worth watching.
Lowland League Team / A bad day at the office
« Last post by ErnSal on November 04, 2018, 06:02:47 PM »
Colts 1-4 Gretna
I suppose all of us have days when we are just not Ďin the zoneí. Thankfully, for the Colts such days are rare. It was just one of those days when the team was below par. The first half was scrappy and was probably one of the most lacklustre performances I have witnessed as a Colts fan. The second half was better but goals were given away cheaply and Gretna deserved their victory. I just hope that we can return to our winning ways. We have good players with a positive team spirit managed by two excellent coaches and supported by some dedicated volunteers. This is truly Cumbernauldís only senior team committed to our town. Hopefully, in time, more Cumbernauldians will come out to support a great local team. Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Lady Luck deserts us
« Last post by ErnSal on October 20, 2018, 08:57:18 PM »
A 4-1 defeat to BSC ends our Scottish Cup run for this year but I canít help feeling that with some good fortune the game could have been so different.
When I saw the line-up and the formation I was very optimistic. One of our strongest starting 11 for a good while.
The first half was very entertaining and as we were gaining the upper hand it did look as if we might go in level at half-time and take control in the second half but a controversial and scrappy goal seconds before the half time whistle seemed to be an omen that the gods were not on our side. And then a few minutes into the second half we lost another goal. We played some good football and created several chances but despite getting one goal back we went on to lose another two. It is difficult to see what went wrong. We were as good a side as BSC but we couldnít convert our chances into goals. Lady Luck seemed to be on their side.
The one consolation, for me, was that Colts continued to play with determination right up to the final whistle.
The Colts never give up. Forza Colts!
Good luck to BSC in the next round. They are presently playing some good football.
Lowland League Team / Yellow Derby Draw
« Last post by ErnSal on October 10, 2018, 06:52:18 PM »
BSC 2-2 Colts
Four goals and a game that deserves the cliche Ďa game of two halvesí.
We didnít really get going until the second half and just when it looked as if we were heading for defeat, Craig Holmes hit a shot that must be in contention for goal of the season.
Letís hope that we can raise our game at Broadwood against BSC in the Scottish Cup because a victory could lead to a very rewarding tie against a team from the upper divisions. (Including Championship teams I believe)
Lowland League Team / Tough at the top
« Last post by ErnSal on October 05, 2018, 06:32:13 PM »
Great to see the Colts equal top with Spartans. A comfortable win against Whitehill Welfare followed by an uncomfortable 1-0 victory against Stirling Uni takes us up to 18 points. Only East Kilbride could overtake us with their game in hand. Big game tomorrow against BSC who started badly this season but have been picking up points in recent games. We had a win and a draw against them last season when they were competing for top spot, so we are certainly capable of beating them.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Convincing cup victories
« Last post by ErnSal on September 22, 2018, 06:42:57 PM »
Two convincing cup victories within eight days and good to see a variety of scorers. Maybe we can have a few good cup runs this year. After all, we are the League Cup holders.
And come to think of it, letís win the league and do the double. (Whatever the double might mean when there are several cup competitions) Aim for the top but be satisfied with where you end up, having tried your best.
A bit of positive thinking there.
Forza Colts!
Lowland League Team / Yes!!!
« Last post by ErnSal on August 29, 2018, 09:46:06 PM »
I was following the second half of tonightís game on Twitter. A nail-biting finish. So relieved that we held on to our 3-2 lead. Beating Edusport away from home is a great result. Itís games like this that can make the difference at the end of the season. Often when the final points are tallied, two or three points can make a difference as to our final position. So pleased. Well done, lads.
Forza Colts!
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