Easthouses make winning start on Juniors return

Easthouses v West Calder
Easthouses v West Calder

Easthouses 2, West Calder 0 - Easthouses Lily entertained West Calder United last Saturday in the Lily’s first game back in junior football since the mid-1960s.

The Lily kicked this historic game off in blustery conditions but it was West Calder who started the better as they elected to play into the wind.

The visitors created a couple of chances but found Easthouses goalkeeper Steven Hay and his defenders in fine form as United couldnt take advantage.

The first half was a bit of a damp squib for the Lily lads as they perhaps let the occasion get the better of them.

However, whatever was said in the changing room during the interval worked wonders as they came out and started to show some quality in their play. The hosts came close to taking the lead in the 49th minute when an Ally Elliot effort cannoned of the crossbar.

Nevertheless, in the 55th minute the same player got the opener for Easthouses when he fired in a ferocious shot from 12 yards into the top corner of the West Calder net after a good delivery from a Lewis Russell corner.

Two minutes later Darren Robertson thought he had given Easthouses a second goal only to see his spectacular header cannon of the inside of the far post and cleared.

In the 77th minute, though, Easthouses wrapped up all three points when Elliot played in his strike partner Russell and he coolly slotted his effort underneath West Calder keeper Jordan Hamilton.

That was the last of the goals but Graeme Young thought he had scored with another ferocious shot from 18 yards in the 78th minute only to see that come back off the crossbar and over for a goal kick. All in all a well earned three points.