Sparkling stuff at Shielfield

With Anton Dowds and Ronnie Napier back in the starting eleven, Heriot-Watt made up for Saturday’s insipid display and put themselves right back in the running in Qualifying League Section ‘A’ with a fine display of flowing football which yielded six goals without reply against Tweedmouth Rangers at Old Shielfield.

Tweedmouth is a decent side, but the clinical way in which the Watt took its chances on the night secured a handsome victory. Jackson Barker, Chris Lane and Mark McGovern gave the visitors a three-goal lead at half-time, then a quick-fire double from Anton Dowds and a strike by Cammie Ross completed the transformation of the Watt’s position in the Section.

The stage is set now for a showdown in Fife on Saturday when Watt travels to take on Burntisland Shipyard (kick-off 2.30). Watt’s last visit to Recreation Park was an unhappy one, Shippy turning a two-goal deficit into a 3 – 2 winning margin with a late and hotly-disputed penalty, so the Watt will wish to get back to winning ways at their opponents’ ground and thereby confirm its credentials to progress into the League Cup competition later in the season.