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Games coming thick and fast for 08

FOLLOWING a Scottish Cup exit at the hands of Drumchapel United, Gretna made a return to action with a league double header.

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By Zac Hannay
Annan and Eskdale
Games coming thick and fast for 08

IT started at Raydale Park against Bo’ness, quite how Gretna managed to lose this game 4-1 was a mystery as they displayed all the battling qualities that were missing in the cup game the week before.

Unfortunately, defensive errors gave Bo’ness some easy chances and in this league you get punished for those errors.

Gretna had the worst of starts when defender Sam Gormley went down and had to go off after landing awkwardly.

Bo’ness took the lead with an in-swinging cross headed home by Nicky Locke. Soon after, Lewis Turner forced a superb save from the Bo’ness keeper as the ball headed into the top corner from a 25 yard curler. Gretna were dominating the game either side of half time, but Bo’ness scored against the run of play early in the second half to double their lead through Lennon Walker.

Sam Muir pulled a goal back for Gretna, however goals from Ryan Stevenson, and Tom Grant secured Bo’ness victory.

DOUBLE HEADER . . . Gretna were defeated by Bo’ness on Saturday, but they managed to take a point off Broomhill

On Wednesday night, The Anvils made the journey to Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld to take on Open Goal Broomhill. The match was always going to be a tough test, but a 2-2 draw in the end was a welcome result.

Sam Muir put Gretna in front with a free kick.

Broque Watson equalised for Broomhill after the break when his cross took a big deflection and went past Ali Adams. Substitute Martin Rennie then headed the home side in front. But Gretna did not give up and Russell Currie’s low drive secured a point.

After the match assistant manager Robbie Park said: “We knew we would be up against it and we had to suffer a bit of possession, but off the ball we were excellent.

“I believe we are up an extra place tonight, as I’ve said and will keep saying – we will continue to climb that ladder.”

 

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