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Lowland League Team / Re: Victory over our rivals
« Last post by admin on October 25, 2017, 02:16:39 PM »
No worries Ernsal.

Nearly.  :)

The only side in the LL we have not beaten in a competitive fixture is the new boys of EduSport, who we have only played once thus far. Everyone else we have beaten at least once.
Lowland League Team / Re: Victory over our rivals
« Last post by ErnSal on October 23, 2017, 07:42:59 PM »
Thanks for the stats, admin. I can see why I think of the Spartans as our bogey team because they were one of the few teams that beat us convincingly in the first season. I think what the stats show is that we are capable of beating any team in the Lowland League. Would I be right in saying that over our first two seasons we managed to beat every team in the Lowland League?
Lowland League Team / Re: Victory over our rivals
« Last post by admin on October 21, 2017, 10:56:34 PM »
2 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats against Spartans Ernsal, with all 3 defeats coming in our first season (one of which was a cup game). 7 points from the last 9 and 7 points each side over the 3 seasons so far, which is a great return fit Colts given Spartans are (in my opinion anyway) the best footballing side we've played every season of the 3.

EK have definitely had the upper hand with 4 wins from 8 games (we've played them more than anyone else). 2 wins for Colts and 2 draws.

This week's opponents, Gala, are as close to a bogey team as we've had over the piece, with only 1 win (and 3 draws) from 4 attempts. Something to fire the players up for the weekend perhaps.  :)

Lowland League Team / Victory over our rivals
« Last post by ErnSal on October 21, 2017, 01:00:41 PM »
Colts 1-0 EK
I wasn't able to make the game but my son was there and he was able to give me the details. A great victory! To beat EK and not to concede a goal and to knock them out of the cup (the cup that we lost to them in the final last year) What a result! Another perfect victory!
In my mind, EK are our greatest rivals in the Lowland League. I see our games against them as the New Town Derby. Of course, the Cumbernauld derby would be against Clyde and that might be something for the future.
I still see our bogey team as the Spartans. (Even though we have beaten them once, I think)And I noticed that the last time we played BSC on their website the game was labelled as the yellow derby.
I suppose these are examples of how traditions begin.
Lowland League Team / First home defeat
« Last post by ErnSal on October 07, 2017, 08:05:46 PM »
We won in mid-week but today things didn't go to plan. We were playing so well in the first half and looked in control of the game but East Stirling gradually began to emerge and scored their equaliser just before the half time whistle. Unfortunately, things went from bad to worse in the second half and we conceded two more goals. It was frustrating because it felt as if we could have beaten them.
Although, I am not keen on a back three formation, I think with Kirwan back as a left wing-back then O'Neill would have more freedom to play further up where he can make better use of his dribbling, creativity and finishing.

Lowland League Team / Another perfect victory
« Last post by ErnSal on September 19, 2017, 08:56:48 PM »
I have just read the report of the Hawick v Colts game. Colts were probably unfortunate to meet Hawick with a change of manager and the inclusion of six new players. A victory and a clean sheet. That's good enough for me.
I wasn't at the game but from reading the report it looks as if the goalkeeper and defence played very well.
It should be an interesting season with EK trailing BSC and Colts still within striking distance.
Lowland League Team / Six of the best
« Last post by ErnSal on September 09, 2017, 05:30:46 PM »
We lost last week and we were a goal down within minutes this week but what a response!
A great team performance. I have to admit I'm not keen on three at the back but it's hard to fault a formation when the final result is 6-1. The players were excellent. Skill, effort and character.
And talking of character, credit must be given to Sean Brown who could have had a hat-trick but humility prevented him from clinching his third goal.
Lowland League Team / One point gained but two lost.
« Last post by ErnSal on August 26, 2017, 11:47:18 PM »
Colts 1-1 Spartans

Even though we were a goal behind it was disappointing not to gain all three points, considering that we were playing against ten men for almost an hour. In the end, we managed to scrape a draw because of a last gasp controversial penalty. Having said that, who knows how things might have turned out if our disallowed goal had been given. It did look as if the linesman had signalled a goal but the ref seemed to conclude that a foul had taken place before the ball had crossed the line.
Must have been a good turnout because when I went through the turnstile there were no programmes left.
Lowland League Team / Almost second
« Last post by ErnSal on August 20, 2017, 12:05:30 PM »
Gretna 1 Colts 1

I wasn't at the game but I was checking the scores on the BBC and Lowland League websites throughout the afternoon. Things were looking very good at half-time. The Live League table was showing us as second because we were winning and Spartans and BSC were drawing but then things began to change. BSC took the lead in their game against Selkirk but it still looked good for us until Spartans scored a late winner and Gretna got a late equaliser. Disappointing.
However, in the cold light of a Sunday morning, I suppose being fourth in the league and gaining an away point brings some feelings of pleasure.
Lowland League Team / Our first defeat
« Last post by ErnSal on August 13, 2017, 12:43:32 PM »
EK 3 Colts 0

No Lowland League team goes to EK expecting to win but at half-time (0-0) the signs were good. We had not only held our own against them but, in my opinion, we had played the better football. Sadly, things changed in the second half. We missed a couple of opportunities to go in front and then they scored a goal from a well-worked move. After the goal, we pressed forward and that suited EK, especially their very talented and pacey left winger Adam Strachan. He had caused problems in the first half but with enough players back we managed to contain him, but in the second half when we had to push forward for an equaliser he knew that he only had to get around the right back and he was clear into the penalty area. He is certainly a player that needs to be doubled up on.

Anyway, despite the defeat, we are only one point behind the leaders and it is certainly no disgrace losing to EK away from home.

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