That’s Camelon over with – now let’s try to get some league points chalked up

Saturday’s trip to Carmuirs Park to face Camelon Juniors was a tough one for a threadbare Watt squad.  Two more players  – Arran Singh and Haydn Jamieson – made their first start in a Watt strip as it remained easier to say who was still available than who wasn’t, but the Watt played resiliently and kept a good shape, going down 4 – 1 in the end to the former East Junior Superleague side.  The Watt goal came late in the game, but it was worth waiting for, Frewen Hutcheson cutting in from the right to slam a low shot across goalkeeper Dean Shaw into the far corner of the net.

We take a breather now until next Saturday, when the Watt will be at home in League Conference C to the newcomer which isn’t a former Junior side:  Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (kick-off 3 o’clock).  The Swifts have had a mixed time of it so far, with 10 – 0 defeats to both Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic and Linlithgow Rose interspersed with a good away win over Stirling University and, on Saturday, a 2 – 0 win over Hawick Royal Albert in the Football Nation Qualifying Cup.  It looks hard to predict a score for Saturday’s game, but Swifts have had the winning feeling twice so far and the Watt has yet to experience it this season.  It is vital for the Club to get points on the board early in the season before meetings with the really big guns we’ve yet to play.

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm

Feeble finishing and good goalkeeping leave Watt pointless

In last night’s opening league game at St Mark’s Park, Heriot-Watt went down to a single-goal defeat, due chiefly to the saves of Craigroyston goalkeeper Stuart Burnside, allied to the Watt’s own failures in front of goal.

On Saturday, the Watt makes its first visit to Carmuirs Park to play Camelon Juniors in the First Round of the Football Nation Qualifying Cup (kick-off 2.30).

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 10:00 am

Another near miss for Watt

Saturday’s game was a frustrating one for the Watt.  There was a delay of three-quarters of an hour to the kick-off due to an accident which severely hampered the progress of the Jeanfield Swifts team coach on its way down from Perth, but when the game got under way it was one thing after another.

Having lost an early goal, scored by Swifts danger man Connor McLaren, the Watt got back on terms when Calvin Muttitt forced the ball in after a goalmouth scramble.  Before half-time there were two more setbacks with an injury to Chris Lane being followed by a sending-off for Cammy Atwell for denying a goalscoring opportunity when he tugged the arm of striker Robbie Holden just inside the Watt half.

Frewen Hutcheson came close to putting ten-man Watt in front before a Chris Dodd free kick put the visitors back into the lead.  Then, with quarter of an hour left, the Watt was denied a clear penalty when the referee seemed to be on the blind side of a pull which brought Ryan Higgins to his knees as he moved to meet a corner.  Swifts immediately broke forward and the ever-dangerous McLaren clinched the win with a third goal.

This evening, the Watt opens its League campaign for the season with a visit to St Mark’s Park (near Warriston Crematorium off Ferry Road) to meet Craigroyston, returning to the East of Scotland from a brief sojourn in the Juniors.  Kick-off is at 7 o’clock.

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 2:23 pm

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