Bombers bang on form

It was the end of the road for our representatives in the national cup as our two remaining sides bowed out of the Sunday Trophy. Ruthwell Rovers went ahead at Meadowbank Wednesday as Grant Bryson headed home, but they were then reduced to ten men before half time. Despite valiant defending the equaliser came and with ten minutes left Wednesday got their noses in front and as Rovers chased an equaliser a late third killed the tie. Palmerston Colts also travelled and despite sterling efforts found themselves three down by half time, a lack of depth from the bench and the energy of the home team told in the finals score. On league business Annan Town were looking to underline their title credentials after last weeks win and Liam Grimley opened the scoring against Five Arches Bombers at Lockerbie, but the visitors roared back with a Tam Coles double and strikes from Gary White, Stephen McDill, Duncan Smith and Max Hughes giving them a convincing victory. Hole in the Wa still lead the way as the got over last weeks defeat by hitting double figures against Riverside. Islam Kadyrov added five more goals to his haul for the season as manager Mark Milligan also weighed in with a brace. Dale Talaszsko, Mikey Devlin and Stuart Wight were also on target while Connor Docherty scored twice for Riverside. NIthside topped that goal count as they played FC Annan. Michael McGhie hit four and Sandy Kennedy grabbed a hat trick, Robbie Simpson added two and Stefan Tate and Shaun Kirk were all on target as Matthew Rogerson and Chris Norval replied for the visitors. Scaur sit third after they picked up another three points. Jamie Rae scored twice, Robert McCormack, Craig Stitt and Ross Lockhart also netted against Summerhill who got a consolation through Ryan Gilmour. Morton Thistle travelled to Moffat and were on the back foot for most of the game as Jon Muir scored four for the home side, Aiden Wallace grabbed a brace and Julian Mills made it seven. The League will split after Christmas and Dumfries Athletic were looking for the three points that would take them into the top half as they faced Crichton Campus. Ewan McLellan and Callum Jess had Athletic two up and they had a chance for a third from the spot, but a save by Scott O'Donnell sparked a Crichton fightback. Jonny Riddick netted from distance and grabbed an equaliser, Cameron McLuckie put them in front and Michael Angus, Jonny Richardson and Dean Waddell had Crichton cruising before a late revival from Dumfries saw Ewan McLellan and Kieran Murray get them back into the match but they couldn't rescue a point.

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