Streamers stay top

Coldstream 6

Peebles Rovers 0

EoS FIRST DIVISION

COLDSTREAM ensured they went into their free week on the top of the pile with a clinical victory over Peebles Rovers.

With Peebles having kicked off, it was quite unbelievable that 14 seconds later the ball was in their own net – Gary Wales slotting one of the quickest ever goals in Home Park history.

Josh Hebdon added a second from a set piece.

Peebles did play some nice football at times and went close with a header and a couple of long-distance efforts.

However, Streamers made it three through Wales and just before the break John Crawford added a fourth.

After the interval, Crawford headed home his second and substitute Coyle completed the rout.

Peebles manager Jason Girdwood told TheSouthern: “We were missing our back four on Saturday, due to suspensions, weddings and work commitments, and that made a huge difference.

“We were quite good going forward, but just couldn’t defend.”

Coldstream must now wait until December 1 for their next league encounter, which is a trip to Yarrow Park to face Selkirk – a game which down the years has always been eventful and a must-see entry for the diary.

Peebles Rovers: C. Lennie, P. Hunter, G. Shortreed, N. Cairns, C. Chalmers, P. Conaghan, L. Conaghan, C. Edgar, J. Manson, J. Adamson, J. Carter. Sub: P. White.