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10th Minute Winner For The Star

10th Minute Winner For The Star

Dalbeattie Star arrived at Christie Gillies Park not having won a match at The Strollers home ground whether it be in the league or a cup since 2016. After a hurting defeat to Bonnyrigg last weekend, Civil were eager to correct that against star.

A day that saw howling winds, rain and a one goal win for Dalbeattie to go away with the monkey off their back.

The game saw some great football played from the young Strollers side and it was a day to be keeping the ball on the ground and play passing football that is for sure. From kick off the wind played havoc to balls that were cleared and with the wind going against the strollers sensible heads had to be put on.

It only took until the 10th minute when a clearance from The Strollers saw it come back with the wind for Dan Orsi to knock the ball past keeper Mac Whyte to give Star the lead and get their tails up.

A second half performance from The Strollers saw them coming close to scoring on many occasions, a claim for a penalty and a dominating second half performance, but it was just one of these days and the game ended 0-1 to Dalbeattie. We head to Alliance Park this Tuesday 9th November to face Caledonian Braves – 19:45 kick off.

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Three Points Lost At Bonnyrigg

Three Points Lost At Bonnyrigg

Three points lost at Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday.

After a months rainfall in two days, it defiantly seemed that Saturday’s meeting with Bonnyrigg Rose would most likely be postponed.

A 9am pitch inspection declared the game on, both teams knew there was now points to play for.  After our massive win last week against Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup, momentum had to follow on as we knew Bonnyrigg at home would be a tough top of the table clash. With two players ruled out due to injury, things were slightly changed on the starting personnel for manager Jardine.

Civil started the first half in attacking mode and looked to pounce on Bonnyrigg early doors. Goalie Mikey Andrews pulled off two big saves due to a stramash in the box, before Dean Brett managed to clear an effort off the line to keep the score line at 0-0.

As the strollers loosely allowed Lewis Turner in behind the defence, he found himself being greeted by the onrushing goalkeeper Mac Whyte to keep the score line even just before half time. Mac came to the rescue again when Bonnyrigg managed to put the pressure on, denying Callum Connolly’s header away from goal.

Half Time: 0 – 0

After a pie and coffee break, the second half got underway as it left off in the first. Neat play from the strollers saw Andrew Johnston through on goal, but the Bonnyrigg keeper sprawled into action to keep out the pint-sized strikers shot.

After a few substitution’s on both sides of the pitch it took to the 73rd minute to see a goal. Dean Brett whipped the ball in on from a set piece which saw Keiran McGachie put the ball in the net to give Bonnyrigg the lead.

After finding success with his first goal, a square ball through to McGachie allowed him to score a tap in to make it 2-0 to Bonnyrigg.

As the clock was ticking, the strollers had time still to try and get a goal to change the dynamic to the game. After many attempts from Cole, Makovora and Balde it was becoming frustrating from the reactions of strollers gaffer Jardine.

A corner awarded to Bonnyrigg in the dying minutes of the game, saw Martyniuk swing it in for substitute Kieran Hall to head it home to give Bonnyrigg a 3-0 win.

Full Time: 3 – 0

The strollers are at home to Dalbeattie Star this Saturday with a 3pm kick off. Game details to follow.

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Top of table clash at the rosey posey

Top of table clash at the rosey posey

Top of table clash at the rosey posey. This weekend the strollers head to New Dundas Park for a top of the table clash with Robbie Horn’s in form Bonnyrigg side. Civil flying high from their win over Cowdenbeath at the weekend will make for a competitive game.

Teams: Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Civil Service Strollers

Competition: Lowland League Match

Venue: New Dundas Park, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19 3AE

Kick Off: 15.00
Admission: £7/£4 pay at the gate
Threave Rovers

Into the next round of the EOSFL Challenge Cup

Into the next round of the EOSFL Challenge Cup

The Strollers made the short trip up to Ainslie Park today to face Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale FC in the second round of the East Of Scotland Football League Challenge Cup. Lothian’s result last week saw them draw 3-3 with Broxburn Athletic, so manager Gary Jardine knew they would be coming with fire in the belly and a point to prove. Lothian a Premier side from the E.O.S.F.L facing an inform third place Lowland League Civil Service, this was tipped to be a great game.

Three goals to Lothians one see’s Civil progress through to the next round.

Civil Service Strollers Line Up: Whyte, Duffy, Valentine, Brydon, Moffat, Shaw, Young, Fairley, Cole, Dukuary, Balde

Goal Scorers:

Lewis Duffy

Jayden Fairley

Joao Balde

Watch the goals on our Twitter page

Strollers second half burst secures win as Civil climb to fourth

After a goalless first half, Civil Service Strollers eventually took home a deserved three points courtesy of a cool and collected Cammy Muirhead second half double, bookending a blistering drive from Jack Hodge just after the hour mark, writes Bernie Regan.  Continue reading “Strollers second half burst secures win as Civil climb to fourth”