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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Preparations are well under way for the Trials for new students coming to start a course at Heriot-Watt this year.  If you’re a player who’s coming to the Watt, please hit the link below, complete the form and submit it.

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Swifts will supply another severe examination

Saturday’s 2 – 2 home draw against Coldstream was a disappointment to the Watt, but the lads couldn’t complain too much about the Streamers’ last-gasp equaliser – the Watt had done the same thing in the last three meetings of the sides, all of which finished with the same two-all score.  The Watt goals were scored by two players getting off the mark for the First Team – Calvin Muttitt and Frewen Hutcheson.

This Saturday, we have more new visitors to Riccarton when Perth side Jeanfield Swifts comes to call in a First Round tie of the Alex Jack Cup.  Jeanfield won all three of its Qualifying League games, including a 2 – 0 away victory at Bo’ness, so the Watt can expect a challenging encounter.  Kick-off will revert to 3 o’clock for this game.

Posted on at 5:40 pm

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