Mid Annandale v Crichton

7.30pm  21 November 2014

South of Scotland League
Mid Annandale 2 Crichton 3 (att 65)

Following a brief exile in Annan, Mid Annandale have just returned to their home town of Lockerbie, and to a newly-built all weather pitch built next to their old ground.

The players still use the old changing rooms, and walk past the grass pitch at King Edward Park to get to the enclosed and floodlit artificial pitch, known as New King Edward Park and built on the site of a former school.

Mid Annandale are struggling in the league, but still attracted a decent number of spectators, in wet and windy weather, to this game against Dumfries-based Crichton. Apparently the club are planning more Friday night games in a bid to attract more spectators.

Given the testing conditions this was an entertaining game. Crichton were deserving winners, but had to come from behind. Mid Annandale took an early lead, which they held until just seconds before half time.

After the break Crichton were more on top, scoring twice. But the home side weren't finished, pulling a late goal back and then coming agonisingly close to equalising, but Crichton headed back to Dumfries with all the points.





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