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Andy Howat (2)
Robbie Ross (1)
Sat 02 Apr 2011
Star player: Andy Howat
Edinburgh University travelled to Meadowbank Stadium today in good form having just won through to the BUCAS final with a tremendous victory on Wednesday against Bournemouth. To compliment this they have recently won the coveted Queens Park Shield and are currently sitting in 3rd place in the Central Taxis league table.Looking back to our previous meeting in November where City travelled to Peffermill and triumphed 3-0, City knew the students would come into this match with confidence and a point to prove and so it turned out. Sammy and player coach Neil Irvine were up for this one and it showed in their warm up.After a slow start from the home side it was the visitors who opened the scoring when Stenhouse was unfortunate to concede a penalty after the ball jumped up from a poor surface to strike him on the arm.James Craigen proceeded to send Macintosh the wrong way.The Uni went two goals up soon after when City failed to deal with a through ball from Irvine and with Mackintosh left exposed, Gray nipped in to cleverly lift the ball over the commited keeper. City at this stage were a poor second best and the half time interval came as a period of reflection. H-T 0-2 The second period saw a change in shape and with the home side having it all to do a renewed sense of urgency was evident.The students went 3 up however, as the home side pushed on the visitors opened them up with some good play on the left from Gray who then set up Danny Main for an excellent strike from 18 yards.Stenhouse and Vanson were replaced by Elliot and Wilson. City were rattled but as has happened on so many occasions this season stuck together and waited for a lifeline.It came with 20 minutes left after Robbie Ross fired in from an acute angle with his LEFT foot. After putting so much into this match the visitors probably looked to take a well earned rest, but City had eventually awoke and were in no mood to accept what had gone before.Only minutes later James Elliot's pass released Andy Howat and the ex University frontman rifled the ball in off the crossbar giving keeper Mark Atkins no chance. The game raged from end to end, however it was City who completed their comeback when Howat rose from close range to mark an excellent fightback against such well organised and in form opposition.A special mention to both keepers today Atkins and Mackintosh who are both at a ripe young age of 43 and the evergreen Neil Irvine at 45 years a great example to any young player on and off the pitch. F-T 3-3
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