Jun 29 2012 by Tom Yuill, Stirling Observer Friday
THE Margaret White Trophy final scheduled for Sunday has been postponed to avoid a clash with the Lisa Morrison Memorial Five-a-side Tournament at Drymen.
Blanefield and Gartocharn will now meet in the MWT final at Drymen on Sunday, July 15.
Aberfoyle Rob Roy 2 Drymen Utd 2
THE Aberfoyle revival continued on Saturday, when they put in a good fighting finish to put a slight dent in Drymen's league aspirations.
Drymen seemed to be on their way to victory with a 2-0 lead at the interval but a good comeback by the Rob Roy, inspired by two-goal Andy Orr, earned Aberfoyle a share of the points.
Deanston 6 Blanefield Thistle 3
DEANSTON'S rise up the league table continued on Saturday when they put a temporary halt to Blanefield's winning run.
Deanston are now the league's top scoring side and, although they are eight points behind Gartocharn, they have two games in hand and are at this stage very much in the hunt.
Blanefield Thistle 1 Gartocharn 1
LEAGUE leaders Gartocharn travelled to Blanefield on Tuesday and not for the first time this season rescued themselves in a dramatic finish.
Gartocharn had the better of the exchanges all through but Blanefield, with an influential contribution from Adam Hopes, kept themselves in the game and at half-time neither side had scored.
Thistle took the lead in the second half when Mark Linning finished off some good work by Hopes. They held on to their advantage in spite of Gartocharn pressure until the final minute.
Bobby Poole made a good stop for Blanefield but, possibly with an eye on the clock, held on to the ball for too long.
He was penalised with an indirect free kick and in the ensuing scramble Rab Muir banged in the equaliser.
Fintry 3 Balfron Rovers 3
WITH a growing injury list, Balfron wanted a postponement but Fintry already have a bit of catching up to do and the match went ahead.
Balfron had most of the first-half chances, David Reid hitting the bar twice early on. In 41 minutes his efforts paid off when his fierce 25-yard shot could only be parried by Steven Skinner and Gordon Reid blasted in the loose ball for the only goal of the half.
Chris Haggart added a second early in the second half and in seven minutes David Reid completed his hat-trick of shots against the bar. Four minutes later he found the net when sub David Brown blocked an attempted clearance and Reid ran through to score.
The 3-0 lead was short-lived. Two minutes later Fintry sub Drew McDonald scored with a thundering shot from 25 yards. To show it was no fluke he repeated the show in 69 and 89 minutes to give Fintry a share of the points.
Buchlyvie Utd 7 Gargunnock 1
SOME spectacular finishing by Buchlyvie gave them a big win in a match where there was not a lot between the sides for much of the game. Callum McLaren, with five goals, was Buchlyvie's chief marksman and Steven Boyle added the other two.
Kippen 1 Aberfoyle Rob Roy 1
THESE two have been on a par with each other since the start of the season and they kept it up on Tuesday, although the Rob Roy had to come from behind to do so.