QPS over for another season

Heriot-Watt Men’s Firsts tumbled out of the Queen’s Park Shield yesterday, beaten 1 – 0 by a well-organised University of the West of Scotland First.  The winning goal was a wonder strike by Luke Murray mid-way through the first half.

Next Wednesday will see the Men’s Firsts take on the University of Nottingham Second in the BUCS Trophy (kick-off 1.30), while the Men’s Seconds and Thirds play in League games.  The Seconds travel to take on St Andrews Second and the Thirds have a home game against Edinburgh Napier Second (1.30).

The Women’s Firsts have a home game against Robert Gordon First (4.00), the reverse of their last League match, a high-scoring encounter which RGU won 5 – 4.

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 12:38 pm




Reserves to the rescue again

For the second week in a row, the Reserves gave the Watt its only win of the weekend, winning 5 – 2 against Waverley Athletic in its Logan Cup Second Round tie.  The win takes Watt side into a home match against Lauriston Thistle in the last sixteen of the competition.  This Saturday will bring another cup tie, this time in the Third Round of the RJM Sports East of Scotland Cup.  It’s another home game, with the opponents being Cambusbarron Rovers, a very good side from the Caledonian Amateur League which won its Second Round tie against Falkirk Community by 13 – 0.  Clearly, the Watt lads will need to be in good form.

The Under-20s had another testing game on Friday evening, away to Hill of Beath Hawthorn, but a win was on the cards when the Watt took the lead through Todd Teviotdale half-way through the second half.  When the Watt was able to press forward, there seemed a good chance of another goal, but Hill of Beath increased their tempo and frequently kept the Watt pushed back.  Eventually, with less than ten minutes remaining, Lewis Payne grabbed an equaliser and the game finished all square.  This Friday takes the Watt lads to Saughton for another tough assignment, against high-scoring Tynecastle.

There was no hiding place for the First Team the following day in the East of Scotland League against Broxburn Athletic.  Playing against a top side for the second week in a row, the unavailability of Chris Lane, Ryan Higgins and Niko Giovanovits to add to the ongoing injury list took the situation beyond what the side could sustain and remain competitive.  An efficient Broxburn side put the Watt to the sword 7 – 0.  As the odd one out in the thirteen-team Conference, the Watt has a chance to lick its wounds this Saturday before travelling to the Dem-Master Stadium the following week for a vital game against Blackburn United.  By that time, we hope to have an improvement in player availability.

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 1:41 pm




Five BUCS games this Wednesday

All the Heriot-Watt teams apart from the Men’s Fifths and Sixths are in action in tomorrow’s BUCS fixture list.  The Men’s Firsts travel to Aberdeen for the reverse League fixture against The Robert Gordon University First after last week’s goalless draw.  The Aberdeen institution has not been very liberal with the kick-off time and the 1.30 start will inevitably mean that some players will be unable to join the travelling party.

All four other matches are in cup competitions:  remarkably, the Men’s Seconds also have a repetition of last week’s match, away to University of Strathclyde Second, and will try to follow up last week’s League win with a victory in the Scottish Conference Cup.  The winners of the tie will progress to the Quarter-finals to face the winner of a match between University of Strathclyde First and University of Stirling Third.

The other three sides are at home.  The Women’s Firsts, after their 5 – 4 defeat last week away to The Robert Gordon University First, will entertain Queen Margaret University First in the Scottish Conference Cup, with the winning side through to the Quarter-finals and an away tie, but a local one – either Edinburgh Napier University First or University of Edinburgh Third.

The Men’s Thirds and Fourths both play in the Scottish Conference Plate:  the Thirds at 2.45 against University of Abertay Dundee Third (winners at home to Edinburgh Napier University Second or University of Aberdeen Fifth in the Quarter-finals); the Fourths at 4.45 against Queen Margaret University First (winners at home to University of Stirling Fifth or University of Strathclyde Fourth in the Quarter-finals).

We wish the best of fortune to all Watt sides in their matches.

 

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm




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