Juniors: Unbeaten run continues for Newtongrange Star

Newtongrange v Sauchie
Newtongrange v Sauchie

Newtongrange Star retained their impressive unbeaten record on Saturday for this season with seven games now played.

But the home side were made to fight all the way to the finishing line by a determined Sauchie who played the last 40 minutes with 10 men.

There were chances to both sides in a lively contested first half but Renton and King missed out for the Star and likewise Cumming and Johnston for the visitors.

However, both teams impressed with their work rate with both keepers Renton and Dolan of Sauchie earning the first half plaudits ending in a goalless first 45.

Jordan Cropley was yellow carded for a challenge on Sauchie keeper Dolan just three minutes into the second half then four minutes later a last man challenge by Ashe on King saw the Sauchie No2 given a straight red card.

Even so 10-man Sauchie continued to battle well with in 61 minutes a super save by Kieron Renton denying fiesty Darren Cumming for the visitors.

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