Newtongrange 0 - Dundonald 3
After a fine midweek performance Dundonald headed to Newtongrange full of confidence.
The first half of this match was a poor affair with both teams struggling to create any goal scoring chances. Newtongrange had the the lions share of posession and had a few half chances but Dundonald's only efforts at goal where two long range shots that was easily delt with.
Half Time 0-0
The Dundonald management team would have had plenty to say in their half time team talk after their poor first half performance. The visitors had a great chance to take the lead early in the second half but Wilson blasted the ball over the bar. Dundonald had their goal keeper James Lennox to thank for keeping the score level when he made a great save after Newtongrange had found space inside the box. The visitors opened the scoring when Gay fired the ball into the net after Smith's effort was saved. The big striker did'nt have to wait long to get his name on the score sheet when he headed home from close range. These two goals knocked the homesides confidence and they fell further behind when Smith headed Ness's cross into the net for his second and Dundonald's third.
Dundonald will be happy to come away with all three points but against stronger opposition they could have been out of this match before half time. In this league they will have to perform for the full ninety minutes if they want to have any success.
Challenge Cup Dundonald Bluebell v Tranent
Saturday 5th February 2022
Kick off 2-30pm