Another weekend of close matches

The Watt’s three external league teams were all involved in tight and interesting games this weekend.  On Friday evening, the Under-20s made the long trip to Kilmarnock, to take on Bonnyton Thistle, the team sitting second in the Development League.  For most of the match, the Watt lads produced the better and more effective football, but it was almost an hour into the game before they got the goal to give them the lead, Ethan Stevens driving home a superb strike from the edge of the penalty area.

Bonnyton responded by bringing on all five substitutes in quick succession and turned the match on its head by scoring twice in three minutes through Marc Walker and Oliver Smith, but the Watt wouldn’t accept defeat in a game to which it had contributed so much and eight minutes from the final whistle, Ronan Dowds slammed in the equaliser to make the final score 2 – 2.

The following day, the First Team had the tough assignment of a visit to Carmuirs Park to take on Camelon Juniors.  Despite falling behind in the fourth minute of play, the Watt side held its nerve and as the intensity of the match gradually eased, had opportunities to get back on level terms.  Unfortunately, none of these were taken and two very late goals made the final score 3 – 0, to the great frustration of the Watt party.

The Reserves also had a frustrating day, losing 5 – 4 in a penalty shoot-out after drawing 2 – 2 with Bank of Scotland Strollers in the Victory Cup.

Next weekend, the Watt has a change from chasing East of Scotland League points when it crosses the Forth to play Burntisland Shipyard in the Second Round of the King Cup.  The Reserves travel to Falkirk to play Mill AFC, the team occupying the place immediately above Heriot-Watt in Lothian West Division of LEAFA.  Like the Watt, Mill has eighteen points, but has played three fewer games, having a record of six wins and three defeats.