Six Points For The Panners After Good Home Wins

Central Taxis East Of Scotland League
Preston Athletic 3-2 Tweedmouth Rangers 22/08/17
Preston Athletic 2-0 Peebles Rovers 26/08/17

Preston played 2 games in the league in 5 days at Pennypit Park and came away with six points out of six to bounce back after opening league day defeat to Leith Athletic. They started Tuesday night’s match very quickly with Jonny Grotlin hitting the bar and then had a goal disallowed for offside in the first 10 minutes. They kept the pressure on and Shaun Conway came close with a sensational overhead effort on 27 minutes, but it was his fellow central midfielder who got the opener a minute later.

Chris Inglis’ short corner was taken by Macauley Woodcock who curled a lovely 20 yard left shot into the top corner for a deserved lead for the Panners.  Tweedmouth had their own chance also in the opening half but couldn’t find their way past Sinclair Inglis in the home goal.

The second half was a fast paced affair as both teams were chasing the next goal and that was to come on 69 mins, when David Liddle headed home a Chris Inglis corner to double Preston’s advantage. Tweedmouth did get one back on 74 minutes from a Stephen Campbell own goal but Jason Young made it 3-1 on 86 mins after being set up by Macauley Woodcock.

The final action in this great match was a penalty to Tweedmouth when Chris Cowens put through Jake Gibson who was taken down by Sinclair Inglis. Craig Howard put away the penalty to end the scoring.

On Saturday Peebles Rovers came to town and it could’ve been 3 or 4 for the away side if their strikers had had their shooting boots with them.  Ross Lamb, David Linsay and Alan McMath all had chances but Sinclair Inglis was there to stop all of them and it took until a minute from the end of the first half for Preston to score the opener.  Michael McFarlane put through Macauley Woodcock who set up Gavin Stevenson who headed home.  The second half was the same as the first as Peebles had the better of the chances but the only goal of the second half came from the home side and it was Macauley Woodcock who was the architect of it as he put in the free kick and Michael McFarlane got his first goal of the season for the Panners to make six points from nine in the league so far for the East Lothian side.

Next up is the William Hill Scottish Cup Preliminary R2 match against Scottish Amateur Cup holders Colville Park AFC on Saturday at New Tinto Park in Govan.