Community partners visit Oriam

Heriot-Watt’s community club partner, Currie Star, visited the indoor arena at Oriam last night for a training match against the Watt’s Under-20 side.  In an entertaining match, the Star side, which competes at Under-19 level, turned in a good display, pushing the Watt team all the way and losing out by a single goal, with the final score 3 – 2 to the hosts.

Two close-range finishes by Ronan Dowds had given the Watt lads a first-half lead, but a well-taken goal by the visitors’ number 8 reduced the leeway and although a sweeping move ended in a good finish by triallist Ethan Stevens to restore the two-goal lead early in the second half, another goal for Star kept the pressure on the home side for the remainder of the match.

It was a worthwhile work-out for both sides, well appreciated by a good attendance of spectators.

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Reserves suffer same fate as U20s

Like the Under-20s the evening before, Heriot-Watt Reserves suffered a 2 – 1 defeat in its match this weekend, losing out to Murieston United ‘B’, unbeaten leaders of Lothian West Division.  This Saturday, the Reserves will look for three points with a home game against second-bottom Linton Hotspur, but may be hampered by the mid-December date putting pressure on resources.

There is no fixture for the Under-20s this Friday, but the First Team has one of its hardest assignments of the season on Saturday, travelling to Riverside Stadium, Perth, to take on  high-flying Jeanfield Swifts.  Jeanfield went into second place in the Conference C table last Saturday by beating Broxburn Athletic 2 – 0 and has won its last four games, including a 3 – 0 victory over Civil Service Strollers at Christie Gillies Park in the Football Nation Cup.  Swifts trail Linlithgow Rose by just a single point at the head of the Conference, so will be in no mood to compromise.

Posted on at 5:06 pm

Weather puts paid to Whitehill game

With no fixture today (Saturday 8th) in the East of Scotland League, Heriot-Watt had arranged to travel to Rosewell for a friendly match against Lowland League side Whitehill Welfare, but the torrential rain yesterday evening has left Ferguson Park substantially waterlogged.  Instead, the Watt will try to get something organised for Monday evening on its John Brydson Arena synthetic.  Last Monday’s friendly against Crossgates Primrose was a worthwhile exercise for both teams, with the Fife side grabbing the only goal of the game towards the end of the first half.

Today, the Watt’s Reserves have a big task in Lothian West Division of LEAFA with a home tie against unbeaten league-leaders Murieston United ‘B’.  The LEAFA website gives the kick-off time as 2 o’clock, but we understand this may have been advanced to 1.30.

The Watt Under-20s had the misfortune to concede a goal a minute from time last night to lose 2 – 1 to Cumbernauld Colts at Broadwood Stadium.  The match was played in a strong, gusting wind with frequent spells of rain and the Watt trailed at half-time to a long-range effort from Paul Nash.  The introduction of Finn As-Chainey early in the second half gave the Watt new impetus and within minutes, Finn had brought the teams level, but Watt could not get another goal and in the last minute, substitute Lewis Taylor scored the goal which gave his side victory.


Posted on December 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm

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