A handful of games were able to go ahead in the Sunday Central Amateur Football League at the weekend.
Cumbernauld Colts equalled Southside Whitecart’s points tally with a 3-1 win over sister club Cumbernauld Colts Community. The battle of Broadwood stadium ended in favour of second placed Colts who can claim top spot with a win next time out. Colts Community on the other hand slipped to sixth place. They now face a tough President’s Cup first round tie against division 2B high flyers Northend in their last game of 2012.
Quayside dropped two points as they made an effort to close the gap on the top three. A 1-1 draw with FC Baillieston stopped Quayside from moving up into fourth spot and have lost one of their five in hand on the top three sides.
Baillieston now occupy fourth spot having gained that point and will be looking to go one better against 2B up and down side Clyde City in the President’s Cup next week.
In division 2B, Redstar Thistle have not had the most consistent run of games since joining the league this season but will be glad they got their game to go ahead this weekend as they saw off strugglers Westend United 7-3. Redstar’s win sees them move above rivals Glasgow Rovers into sixth place and could move further up the table with a win against AC Volvomax next week. Westend are stuck in 10th on five points and are well and truly in a relegation battle entering the winter break.
In division three, Phoenix United extended their lead at the top of the table to six points with an impressive 6-1 win at home against bottom side Glasgow Redstar. Phoenix are now well aloft the table, but have played four more games than nearest side Overlee Partizans, host first division side Rutherglen Vultures in the President’s Cup next week.
Redstar will be hoping results go their way to get them off the foot of the table when they travel to face Kirkwood Thistle next weekend
In the Scottish Cup fourth round, three of the four Sunday Central sides managed to reach the fifth round of the Scottish this weekend with another seven hoping to join them next week.
Rutherglen Vogue faced the mammoth trip to Annan, with uncertain weather conditions, and did not disappoint as the current leaders of the premier league racked up a 5-1 win.
They were joined in the pot by fellow Premier League side Castlemilk Dynamo who blew away Belhaven 11-0 in a performance to highlight their credentials as challengers for the biggest prize in Sunday football. Drumchapel Thistle fought out a close 3-2 win against Finavron to join their premier league colleagues in the next round. There was agony for Northend who crashed out 4-2 to Motherwell War Office.