Central District First Division
Sat 5 September 2015
Score: 5 - 3

Match Report

Carlukes poor run of form continued with this reversal on Saturday despite leading twice in the match.

The match was end to end early on but neither side created any real chances until Ian Watt saw a weak effort saved by the home keeper in 15 mins.

Wishaw had a couple of wild shots high and wide of the target before they eventually took the lead in the 32nd min when Collinder cut inside and fired a shot from 20 yards past Jonny Grier for 1-0.

Grier had a good save from a Wooddlock shot in 41 mins to keeper Rovers deficit at only one goal and this proved crucial as a minute later good hold up work from Watt allowed him to lay the ball in to the path of Gordon Murphy who hit a left foot shot from 30 yards high in to the net for a 1-1 half time scoreline.

Rovers took the lead early in the second half when Mark Weir put in a good ball to the front post after a foul on Watt and Craig Stark was first to the ball to knock it home for 2-1.

This lead should have been extended in the 57th min when Stark set Watt free on the right and his cut back found Weir in front of goal with what looked a gaping goal at his mercy but his shot was screwed wide then Greig Cavanagh’s effort went high over the bar.

Rovers lost a second goal in 63 mins when the Wishaw right back Eley cut inside and a low trundling shot caught out Grier for 2-2.

Murphy saw a header go just over the bar from a Watt cross before Carluke restored their lead in 71 mins when Stark’s strength allowed him to win the ball and play Watt in on the left and after a couple of touches to control he blasted the ball home for 3-2.

This lead did not last long however as free kick was lashed home by Wishaw in 76 mins by Godall for 3-3 before they rounded the match of in style with goals from McGeachie in 89 and 92 mins after poor Rovers defending.

Match Report by Craig Martin