Wigtown trump Newton 5–0 for league title

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The final South of Scotland League match took place at Blairmount Park on Saturday with a derby match between Wigtownshire rivals Newton Stewart against Wigtown and Bladnoch, which saw the visitors winning by five goals to nil before receiving this season’s league championship trophy.

Although Wigtown deservedly won by a five goal margin the first half hour, the contest was fairly even with chances coming at both end with the two goal keepers showing their worth.

Saturday 10th May
Newton Stewart v Wigtown
Adam Dougan & Grant Carnochan lift the league trophy for Wigtown
Saturday 10th May Newton Stewart v Wigtown Adam Dougan & Grant Carnochan lift the league trophy for Wigtown

The deadlock though was broken after 33 minutes’ play when Robert Jamieson pounced on an Ian Millar cross at the back post to head home unchallenged. Chances then fell to Millar and Jamie McHarrie but the teams went in at the break with the visitors holding a slender one goal advantage. Nine minutes after the restart, McHarrie doubled the scoreline and in the 69th minute the same player added number three. McHarrie, the best player on view, completed his hat-trick with eight minutes left to play and two minutes later substitute Dean Agnew scored the fifth as Wigtown went nap. Wigtown who only lost one league match all season finished as champions with 55 points followed by St Cuthbert Wanderers on the 46 point mark and Newton Stewart in third place with 44 points which was 10 points ahead of fourth placed Nithsdale Wanderers.

 

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