The Spartans vs Caledonian Braves
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The Spartans vs Caledonian Braves

Saturday 5th October 2019, KO 15:00 | Lowland League | Ainslie Park

The Braves were out to prove a point after a run of three games without a win as they powered past Spartans at Ainslie Park on Saturday.

A sticky opening half an hour as neither team took control of possession though the home side went close to opening the scoring.

The Braves started to develop a rhythm and were enjoying long spells on the ball down the wide forward areas.

The deadlock was broken after John Guthrie’s cross was brought down by David Winters as he laid his pass in front of Neil McLaughlin. The in form attacking midfielder took a touch and curved the ball into the top right hand corner of the net.

The Braves came out flying in the second half testing the home keeper on several occasions. Ross McNeil’s deflected shot was looping over Spartans goalie but a last ditch punch kept the full ball from crossing the line.

Braves soon doubled the advantage as they dominated the game. A neat run forward from McNeil, he played the ball through to the on running Winters who made no mistake in placing the ball into the net. 

Then came the goal of all goals. An outstanding piece of play which saw 20 slick passes involving 8 Braves players before the ball eventually was tapped home by Winters. A goal worth watching over and over again!

Nicky Hogarth who had another outstanding performance in the Braves goal will be disappointed not to add another clean sheet to his name. The on-loan Rangers keeper was beaten right at the depth by a looping header from a corner kick.

A fantastic 3-1 victory after some disappointing results recently. Another break from League action coming up as Braves host East of Scotland League side Musselburgh Athletic at Alliance Park Saturday 12th October, 3PM Kick Off