Preston make quarter finals of league cup after mixed results

Preston Athletic 5-1 Ormiston FC Tuesday August 1st 2017

Coldstream 2-1 Preston Athletic Sat August 5th 2017

Preston played their first game in the East Of Scotland Qualifying League against local rivals Ormiston FC on Tuesday night.

The home side got off to the perfect start when Jason Young scored on 12 minutes,setup by fellow striker Greg Binnie.Young turned provider on 25 mins when he fired over a cross,Gavin Stevenson had first chance but Daryl Johnson saved and Greg Binnie taps the ball home.Jason Young got his second of the game on 64 mins,set up again by Binnie.Jack Jardine who replaced Jason Young Then scored two goals in 71 and 83 mins,set up by Greg Binnie & Johnny Whiteman.

Then on the Saturday they travelled to face a Coldstream side who also beat Ormiston,and with both teams on three points,

From their victories,the winner of this match would booked a League Cup quarter-final tie at home to Tynecastle for winning  East of Scotland Qualifying League Group D.The loser having to travel to Kelty Hearts in one of the other quarter finals.

Coldstream opened the scoring through Kris Dixon on 22 minutes was initiated down the left flank, Kai Strang’s measured through-ball releasing Robin Brown. His pinpoint cross found Dixon at the back post and the striker headed home from six yards.

After the home side had the better of the earlier exchanges,Preston finished the half on top with Jonny Grotlin coming close on a few occasions.But the home side doubled their lead just three minutes into the second half when Matt Corfield collected Kristian Dixon’s pass just outside the box and his chip over Preston keeper Craig Pennycuick dropped beautifully into the net.

Preston got a goal back within a couple of minutes, Jonny Grotlin beating the offside trap to finish well after a great ball from Shaun Conway.

The home sidedefended with resilience for the rest of the half,goalkeeper Jamie Shiel pulling off a couple of good saves and Kris Dixon somehow scooped over a good chance from just four yards out in front of an open goal.

Preston finished off the match with 10 men when midfielder Marc Reid was sent off in second half injury time for a second bookable offence which was not received well by the away support.

Next up for the panners is another cup match and a trip to Innerleithen when they face Vale Of Leithen In The Football Nation Qualifying Cup Second Round.Kick off 3.00pm