Jul 27 2012 by Tom Yuill, Stirling Observer Friday
Blanefield Thistle 0 Deanston 7
ON SATURDAY Deanston overcame with some ease what was seen as one of the possible obstacles in their way to the league title. Blanefield has seldom been a happy hunting ground for them and in the 22 seasons since Deanston rejoined the league in 1990 Thistle have won 19 games and drawn two.
Deanston 7 Aberfoyle Rob Roy 2
NOT quite at full strength, Deanston were still good enough to win on Tuesday. Rob Roy put up a fight but the Deanston scoring machine, with Allan Inglis back in scoring form - four goals – proved far too good.
Deanston now lead Gartocharn by seven points, although Garto have three games in hand. A by-product of this result is that Buchlyvie are secure in a Telfer Cup spot.
Killearn 1 Buchlyvie United 4
BUCHLYVIE overtook Killearn in the league table on Tuesday when they went 3-0 up after only 15 minutes. The goals came rather easily, with Killearn's defence sadly lacking in authority. Killearn pulled one back but before the break Buchlyvie were gifted another goal and United looked to be comfortably placed.
Down the slope in the second half, Killearn were much more positive but the Buchlyvie defence stood firm, with Adrian Pirie in excellent form in goal. In any case the home attack made nothing of their chances, even missing a penalty.
Buchlyvie United 7 Aberfoyle Rob Roy 5
DEFENCES did not shine and the spectators spent a lot of time checking up on the score.
Fintry 4 Gargunnock 3
THERE was high drama at Fintry, where the two clubs agreed to help the fixture pile-up by treating their match as a six-pointer. Fintry seemed to have made the best of the deal and halfway through the second half were leading 4-1. They then had two players sent off and Gargunnock took advantage to score two goals to set up the big finish. It was fraught but Fintry's nine hung on to take the points.
POINTS were awarded to Blanefield, Gartocharn, Buchlyvie, Deanston and Killearn for unplayed games against Aberfoyle, Fintry, Balfron, Gargunnock and Aberfoyle respectively. Each of these fixtures will be recorded as a 3-0 win for the claiming club.
CLUB rivalries will be put on hold on Sunday, when sides representing the Forth and the Endrick sections will play for two trophies. This year the games will be played at Thornhill, with Kippen and Thornhill hosting the event. The first match will feature players of former years.
Saturday, 7pm: League – Blanefield Thistle v Kippen, Drymen Utd v Killearn, Gartocharn v Balfron Rovers.
Sunday: Yuill Trophy – Forth Veterans v Endrick Veterans (ko 1pm).
Millennium Cup – Forth Select v Endrick Select (ko 2.30pm).
Tuesday, 7.30pm: League – Aberfoyle Rob Roy v Fintry, Buchlyvie Utd v Blanefield Thistle, Deanston v Gartocharn, Gargunnock v Killearn, Kippen v Drymen Utd.