The Colts returned to Broadwood for the final time in the Lowland League this season hoping to build on last week’s comprehensive victory against Gretna FC 2008 and they didn’t disappoint. Goals from Wallace and Lachlan ensured that would be the case.
The first half started brightly with both sides having their chances but it was the Cumbernauld side who opened the scoring game n the 18th minute after a diagonal cross from Fergus was punched clear by the Dalbeattie keeper only to fall at the feet of Colts Wallace who slotted home from a tight angle. Colts took great encouragement from the breakthrough and went on to dominate possession for the remainder of the half but the Dalbeattie defence remained resolute.
The half time team talk seemed to have a positive effect on Dalbeattie as they saw more of the play and this time it was the turn of the Colts defence to be resolute, with Kirwan showing the kind of form the home fans were used to prior to his lengthy injury absence.
The Colts remained a danger however and it was no surprise when on the 67th minute Fergus again provided after a fine run down the left he delivered an exquisite cross taking out the keeper for Lachlan to head home for Colts second powerfully at the back post. Community club graduate Fergus maintaining his form from the previous week putting in a decent performance.
The remainder of the game was punctuated with a flurry of substitutions and yellow cards before coming to an end with the home side well in control securing all 3 points.
MOM: Scott Davidson, the big defender put in a powerful performance along with his defensive colleagues restricted the visitors to few clear changes.
Colts now travel to play the Vale of Leithen in the final league game of the season on Saturday. A team they will become very familiar with over the next two weeks as they are due to play them in a couple of cup competitions.