U20s move forward, but other sides edged out

After defeats in two fixtures against the very strong Kelty Hearts, the Heriot-Watt Under-20s returned to winning ways at impressive New Victoria Park on Friday evening, winning 3 – 0 against an enthusiastic and energetic Newtongrange Star side.  The Watt goals came from Aaron Gamble, Ben Voy and Mark Larmour.

The following day was frustrating, with two defeats after the Watt sides had led in both games.  Tyler Huxford gave the First Team a half-time lead against Craigroyston, but a goal five minutes from the end secured all three points for the visitors.  The Reserves, having drawn 2 – 2 on the indoor pitch with Premier Division side Clermiston Star in the Centenary Cup, lost 5 – 4 in the penalty shoot-out.

This coming weekend, we have the coincidence of the First Team and the Under-20s playing against opponents from the same club:  Preston Athletic.  The Under-20s are at home in the Development League on Friday evening, with an 8 o’clock kick-off at the John Brydson Arena; the Firsts travel on the Saturday to Pennypit Park for an East of Scotland League match (kick-off 2.30).

The Reserves have another cup tie this Saturday, this time in the Second Round of the RJM Sports East of Scotland Cup.  It’s a home game, against Stirling Amateurs, who play in the First (i.e. the lower division) of the Stirling and District AFA (also sponsored by RJM Sports).  Stirling have won only two of ten league games played so far and currently sit second from the foot of the table, so the Watt will be hopeful of success in this tie.  Kick-off at the John Brydson Arena is 2 o’clock.


Posted on October 15, 2018 at 10:13 am

Good wins for top two Watt sides in men’s BUCS competitions

On a gloriously warm and sunny October day yesterday, Heriot-Watt Men’s Firsts got their season up and running with a fine 3 – 1 win over the early leaders of Division 1A, University of Stirling Second.   Two well-taken first half goals by Chris Lane put the Watt on their way, but although Stirling worked their way back into the game in the second half, Ross McKay reducing the arrears, a late goal by Ali Shrive made sure that the Watt would gather all three points.

The Men’s Seconds had a comfortable 4 – 0 victory over University of St Andrews Third in the Scottish Conference Cup, with two goals in each half, but the Men’s Fifths were unfortunate, drawing 4 – 4 with University of Abertay Third in the Conference Plate, but losing in a penalty shoot-out.  The Men’s Sixths battled away against University of Dundee Fourth, but it was too big an ask against the Division 5 side and the visitors won 3 – 0.

Tomorrow evening, the Watt Under-20s will seek to return to winning ways after the disadvantage of a double-header against the redoubtable Kelty Hearts.  The Watt lads travel to New Victoria Park to take on Newtongrange Star (kick-off 8 o’clock).

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 10:28 am

Watt sides chase BUCS success

On Wednesday, Riccarton hosts four games in BUCS competition.  First to kick off will be the Men’s Fifths, who entertain the University of Abertay Dundee Third in the Conference Plate, starting  at 1 o’clock on the outdoor synthetic pitch at the John Brydson Arena.  This game is followed by another in the same competition, with Watt Men’s Sixths playing University of Dundee Fourth, kicking off at 3.30.

On the Oriam indoor, the Men’s Firsts will try to improve on last week’s performance and result when they face the early leaders of Division 1A, University of Stirling Second.  This game starts at 3.30, following the Men’s Seconds’ Conference Cup tie against University of St Andrews Third, which kicks off at 1.15.

There are no fixtures for the Men’s Thirds or the Women’s Firsts this week.

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 12:29 pm

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