League - Conference B
Dundonald 4 - Haddington 2 Drummond, Campbell (3)
With only five games left to play Dundonald where looking to take all three points from todays game with Haddington to help secure their place in next seasons East of Scotland
superleague. Dundonald found themsevles playing against the wind in the first half of this game and it played a part in Haddington's first chance. McDiad got caught out with the flight of the ball which allowed the Haddington forward a shot at goal which rebounded off the bar. This was McDaid's last contribution has he went off injured and was replaced with U19s player Kieran Dall. The game was an even affair at this point with neither team able to create any goal scoring chance. It was the homeside who eventually broke the deadlock a good turn by smith inside the box, allowed him to square the ball to Drummond who slotted it into bottom corner of the net. Haddington thought they had equalised when the broke in numbers and scored but it was ruled offside. Moments later the visitors had the ball in the net again but it was also offside. With half time looming Mikey Ness rounds goalkeeper but stays on feet instead of going down and chance goes a begging.
Half Time 1-0
With the wind at their backs Dundonald put Haddington under pressure from the start of the second half Gay was unlucky to see his lopping shot being tipped over the bar by the goalkeeper. Haddington where struggling to get out of their own half at this stage and it was no surprize when Campbell made it 2-1 after good hold up play from smith. Smith was then unlucky not to score himself after Gay put him through on goal his lob had the the goalkeeper beaten but unfortunatly come back off the bar.Campbell made it 3-1 after a headed assist from Dall. Ten minutes later the striker got his hattrick and Dundonalds fourth when Smith again put him through on goal. Haddington make it 4-2 after a soft free kick somehow found its way into the net. Dundonald had the game won at this point but put themseleves under needless pressure by continuing to push forward and ,with tired legs, failing to get back thus giving Haddington chances in the closing minutes.
This was a good win for Dundonald has it helps their quest for a place in next seasons Superleague.
Lennox, Durie, Drummond, McDaid, Webberburn, Ness, Gay, McKenzie, Wallace, Smith, Campbell.
Subs - Dall, Wilson
East of Scotland Premier Division Broxburn v Dundonald Bluebell
Sunday 3rd October 2021
Kick off 12-15pm