Heriot-Watt blast five past Eyemouth

Andy Forbes opened the scoring for Heriot-Watt
Andy Forbes opened the scoring for Heriot-Watt
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Heriot-Watt capped off a good week with a 5-0 trouncing of Eyemouth United at Riccarton in The Central Taxis First Division.

Chris Smith’s students were on a high heading into the match having knocked out Easthouses Lily in the King Cup last week.

They took the lead on 33 minutes when Andy Forbes glanced in a header from a Neil Laurenson cross which had wrong-footed Eyemouth keeper Adam Mutch. Laurenson doubled the advantage just before half-time although Eyemouth went close through Scott Adamson.

Chris Donnelly added a third on the hour when he raced onto a through ball from Forbes.

Michael Connor had Watt cruising with a fourth goal on 72 minutes and Cameron Stevenson completed the scoring with a fifth on 82 minutes.

Smith admitted his side took a while to get going but was pleased with the final outcome nevertheless with a hectic run of re-arranged league fixtures coming up for the Watt.

“We started quite slowly, but once we got our rhythm going and got the first goal it settled us, we had to be patient.”

“The distribution of the midfield three was good and we’ve got good pace on the wing.

“I have to be pleased with the scoreline, we maybe dropped the tempo in the last ten minutes but confidence is high and we just have to keep grinding out results.”

Heriot-Watt travel to Hawick Royal Albert tomorrow night (7.45pm kick off) with another midweek clash against Duns next week sandwiched between a trip to Kelso this weekend.

Ormiston manager Brian Johnston saw his side claim a valuable 4-3 win over promotion rivals Duns. Two goals from Johnny Edmund, Dean Woods and Craig Wojtowczyz gave Ormiston the three points. They are now six points clear of Duns although the Border side have two games in hand.

“Dean (Woods) had to play at left back but his enthusiasm and desire to get forward is great,” said Johnston. “This was an important result for us but there’s still plenty to play for,” he added.