Peebles Rovers 1 V St Andrews Utd 6

In an afternoon to forget yesterday in a match The Rovers were forced to play away from home up at Peffermill in the League Cup. This was Rovers 2nd game of the new season and again was in the league cup but was a completely different story from Wed night. The match started with both teams playing rather scrappy football for the first 30mins but their was nothing between these 2 clubs who were playing each other for the first time in their history. Then the Rovers imploded and conceded 3 goals in just a 10 minute spell. Going in at halftime 3 down was disappointing. The 2nd half started with Rovers giving away a penalty which was in all fairness the goal that truly ended the tie.The only pleasing note of the game was that Alan Mcmath (Speedy) got his goalscoring exploits off and running for this season. With a free week and weekend ahead plenty time to put this poor performance behind them and get back at it on the training pitch. Next up is a home tie against Penicuik Athletic a week on Tuesday(14th August)

Tynecastle 3 Peebles Rovers 3

Rovers got their Season off to a Good start with a 3-3 draw Away to Tynecastle at Meggetland in the  lLeague Cup. Rovers took the Lead from a David Lindsay goal. Then after a poor start ton the Second half Rovers Found themselves 3-1 down after 3 goals inside 15mins. With only 10 minutes of game remaining goals from firstly Robbie Renwick and A Late Ben Brown Equaliser squared the tie up.The Rovers showed real grit and determination in what was The gaffers Colin Smiths first competitive game of the new season. Next up for The Rovers is a home tie to St Andrews Utd in the League Cup

First Weekends Results

Qualifying League Section A

28th July Arniston Rangers 0-7 Blackburn

28th July Tranent 6-1 Hawick R.A

Qualifying League Section B

28th July League Ormiston 0-3 Easthouses Lily

28th July Tweedmouth 0-2 Lothian Thistle H.V

Qualifying Section C

28th July Crossgates 0-0 Linlithgow Rose

28th July  Penicuik 3-1 Sauchie

Qualifing League Section D

28th July Coldstream 3-5 Haddington Athletic

28th july Dalkeith Thistle 1-0 H Watt

Qualifying League Section E

28th July Camelon 5-2 Dunbar United

28th July Eyemouth United 1-7 Edinburgh United

Qualifying Section F

28th July IHS 0-4 Hill of Beath

28th July Stirling University 1-5 Bonnyrigg Rose

Qualifying Section G

28th July Broxburn 2-1 Dundonald Bluebell

28th July Craigroyston 0-6 Newtongrange Star

Qualifying Section H

28th July Burntisland 0-3 Dunipace

28th July Preston Athletic 0-3 Musselburgh Athletic

Qualifying Section I

28th July Bo’ness 0-2 Jeanfield Swifts

28th July Leith Athletic 1-2 Oakley

Qualifying League Section J

28th July St Andrews 4-1 Tynecastle

Peebles Rovers 0 Upper Annandale 1

On Saturday 21st July The Rovers were up against South of Scotland League Side Upper Annandale in  A Pre Season Friendly. In what was a close Encounter it was certainly a game of 2 halves. In fairness if Peebles Rovers had put away the chances in the first half then the game would and should have been out of sight. Several good oppurtunites were created in that first half and Rovers were made to pay for that in the second half. Annandale were the better side in that 2nd half and midway through the half scored the only goal of the game from a poorly defended Corner. As much as the game was dissapointing it was a good run out for the lads. So its Onwards and Hopefully Upwards in the coming weeks