Another chance for the Watt to secure the Development League title

The Heriot-Watt Under-20s had a disappointment last Friday evening when a smart, quick Spartans side won 3 – 1 at the John Brydson Arena to draw within one point of the Watt at the top of the league table.

Watt now have two more chances to gain the points they need to bring the flag to Riccarton. The first comes tomorrow evening with the longest trip of the season, to Kilmarnock, to play Bonnyton Thistle. The match will be played at Bonnyton’s Harriet Road ground with an 8 o’clock kick-off. It’s a tough place to go to looking for points to clinch a league, with Tynecastle, Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and BSC Glasgow amongst recent victims of the Ayrshire club, but the Watt’s form away from home in the League has been superb, with only one defeat so far all season, so the party will travel with optimism.

Next Friday, the side will complete its programme with an away game against Whitehill Welfare, rearranged after an earlier postponement.

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 8:10 pm

Spartans provide next test for Under-20s

Last Friday evening, the Watt’s Under-20s moved one step closer to the Development League title with a 3 – 2 win in a thrilling game at Airthrey Campus against University of Stirling. Chris Lane‘s fabulous strike opened the scoring, but Stirling equalised just before half-time with a header from a long throw-in.

Two more excellent goals early in the second half from Matthew Law and Cammie Ross gave the Watt what looked like a winning lead, but the home side came back strongly, got a goal back with over twenty minutes left to play and made the Watt support nervous for the rest of the game. The defence was calm, organised and resolute, however, and saw out the remaining time to claim the victory.

Tomorrow (Friday) we welcome to the John Brydson Arena another of the sides in contention for the championship – the Spartans, who inflicted a painful defeat on the Watt a fortnight ago in the Knockout Cup Semi-final. The Watt display on that occasion was uncharacteristic and it was great to see the side return to its usual style at Stirling last week. We look for the lads to continue that level of performance in a match in which a victory would go a long way towards bringing the title to Riccarton. Kick-off is at 8 o’clock.

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

Spartans land Knockout blow

Having played superbly well to reach the Semi-finals of the Development League’s Knockout Cup, the Watt turned in a below-par performance at Ainslie Park to lose out to two late goals and exit the competition. Spartans go on to face Cumbernauld Colts in the Final.

Today (Friday), the Watt side returns to League business with a visit to Airthrey Campus to take on University of Stirling (kick-off 7.45). Games against Stirling are usually lively and worth watching, so we hope this one maintains the tradition – but more importantly that it delivers three points to help the Watt side on its way towards the Development League Championship.

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 11:31 pm

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