May 18 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Friday
East Kilbride YMCA 2 Doune Castle 1
HAVING all but wrapped up the league title prior to this match, Castle failed to reach the heights of their outstanding performances of the last three, high-pressure weeks.
They only needed to avoid defeat by an 18-goal margin to secure the First Division.
Castle conceded a soft goal after 27 minutes. A forward found himself free four yards out when a cross came over and nodded under Colin Dormer.
Lukasz Duszynski shot straight at the keeper, Alan Inglis fired wide of the post and East Kilbride were still in front at the interval.
Doune equalised after 55 minutes with a free kick 20 yards out. Alan Inglis curled the ball high into the top right hand corner, beyond the keeper’s despairing leap, to make it 1-1.
Lukasz Duszynski, Stuart White, Alan More and Paddy Gallagher all had chances to add to Doune’s tally but a poor finishing and desperate defending kept them at bay.
With two minutes left Alan More whistled a great ball across the face of the goal but there were no takers, leaving East Kilbride to record an unlikely win.
However, the consolation for the result came when Caledonian League match secretary Iain Cowden presented skipper Stuart Foster with the First Division trophy and congratulated the club on a fantastic season.
DOUNE CASTLE: Dormer, Innes, Gallagher, MacMillan, Duncanson, McClymont (White 61), Tervit, More, Burke (Napoli 45), Inglis (Stewart 68), Duszynski Substitutes: Foster, Cameron.