Streamers hit United 
for six

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Kelso United0

Playing at their newly-enclosed home ground for the first time, Coldstream were always hot favourites against a Kelso team struggling for players.

The visitors had to draft in a number of trialists at the last minute in order to raise a team for the fixture.

If it was a day to forget for Kelso, it was one to remember for Coldstream captain John Crawford, who went into the match knowing he needed to find the net once to reach a century of goals for the club.

It didn’t take him long to reach the landmark figure, a trademark header from six yards into an empty net doubling Coldstream’s lead after just 10 minutes. Earlier, a Jonny Simpson shot had been turned into his own net by a Kelso defender.

The third goal arrived five minutes from half-time when the ball broke kindly for Jordan Lauder who found the corner with a sweet left-foot strike.

Coldstream’s fourth goal came from a long Richard Baxendale pass, drilled into the feet of Lauder. He laid it off into the path of Connor Devaney to side-foot home.

Crawford grabbed the limelight with two poacher’s goals before the end.

He converted the first from six yards from a cross on the right and poked home his third of the day over the line from a yard out, on the final whistle.