Strollers dig deep for glory

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Heriot-Watt University 1

Civil Service Strollers 2

STROLLERS dominated for the first 26 minutes but Heriot-Watt took the lead when Ewan Watson headed the ball into the path of Michael Connor and he cracked in a powerful half- volley across Stuart Burnside into the top corner of the net.The lead lasted just three minutes as Alan Wilson fired in a low drive from 40 yards and found the corner of the net.

The second half was the reverse of the first, with Heriot-Watt having the bulk of the play but the Strollers making the breakthrough. The goal came from a cross by Chris Inglis which was met by a well-timed run by Craig Dickson who sent a precise header into the top corner. The nearest Heriot-Watt came to an equaliser was when Gavin Main and Erik Thomson combined to set up Connor for a shot from just outside the box.

Strollers might have increased their lead with five minutes to go, but Danny Rennie shot across goal from a tight angle.

Heriot-Watt: Saunders, Spiller, Main, Travis, Forbes, R Napier (B Napier 81), Burke (Donnelly 68), Muhsin, Watson (Paterson 68), Connor, Thomson. Sub: Webster.

Civil Service: Burnside, Burgess, Hogarth, Campbell, Somerville, Dunn, Anderson, Dickson, Inglis (Lynch 80), Rennie, Wilson. Subs: Barbirou, Jack, Cadger.