Plenty of odd things happen in Amateur football, having your game abandoned midway through due to a sink hole is not one you see all that often.
That is exactly the situation Mearns side Cowie Thistle found themselves in while playing Woodside this past weekend. Third placed Cowie came into the game just a point behind their opponents, and five behind table topping Sportsmans club – with three games in hand. Although, Cowie were 1-0 down at the time of the abandonment.
We had the chance to speak to Cowie boss Ross Adie about the game and his sides season so far.
Adie said regarding the sinkhole:
“The abandoned game was a first for most people involved, it happened at half time when subs warming up and one noticed the ground, hole was about a metre wide and deep.”
“The Referee had no choice but to abandon the game, it was just luck no one got injured in the first half. We were losing 1-0 at the time but it was a tight game, disappointing way to end such a big game.”
Adie strongly feels that his side have succeeded so far in a season he described as “Great” and believes they’ve gone above and beyond their expectations so far.
“We’ve Added some more quality players in Barry Smith and Craig Buchanan. Only lost 2 games in 16 and one was to a very good Pennies team in the Scottish Cup.”
Cowie’s next match comes against Rothie Rovers this Saturday in Rainbow City Taxis Premier Trophy Quarter-final, held at Mineralwell Park.
The gaffer Adie spoke about his side’s upcoming fixtures, he said:
“Next few games will be tough as we play the teams nearer the top but every confidence we can win these games and put ourselves in a good position going into the New year.”
Elsewhere last weekend, it was unsuccessful cup action for Bervie Caledonian. Bervie made the trip down to the outskirts of Edinburgh to face Murieston United in the RJM Sports Scottish Amateur Cup third round.
A 3-1 loss knocked Bervie out of the competition, but they’ll have a chance to progress in another cup this weekend. Bervie play hosts at Booth Park Gourdon as they face Westdyce in the Rainbow City Taxis Stephen Shield quarter final.
St Laurence were a little bit more successful in their cup action this past Saturday. The Laurencekirk side thrashed MS United 6-0 in the second round of the Kintore Trophy Centre Dickie Trophy.
St Laurence are back to league action this weekend. The Premier Division side who sit seventh will host third bottom RGU at Memorial Park.
AC Mill Inn tasted defeated in the Division One East as they were beaten 3-1 by Beacon Rangers. Beacon had sat joint bottom before the win, so seventh placed AC will be disappointed with the result.
They’ll have a shot at redemption this weekend as they once again play hosts at Jim Glennie Park. This time they’ll play Torphins, who are level on points with Beacon.
Stonehaven Athletic are back in action this weekend, after a shocking thrashing the last time they played. Athletic are one of the favourites for the league title in Division Two North, they’ll travel to take on Blackburn on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in the Junior ranks it was one step forward and two steps back for Stonehaven.
Martyn Rollo’s team had looked in recent week to have recovered from a difficult start to the season and to be well on their way towards the top half of the McBookie Superleague rankings.
However, a 5-1 defeat to Bridge of Don Thistle would certainly have been a setback. The defeat sees Stoney slide to tenth and well within the possibility of finding themselves in the relegation zone if results don’t go their way this weekend.
Stoney will travel to take on Hermes, who actually sit 13th. So this one could be crucial in the long term battle near the foot of the table.