Manager Scott Bonar fielded a mainly young side when Coldstream visited Millfield last Wednesday. Haddington fielded some experienced players to help the youngsters with Campbell McLellan in goals, Dale O’Hara at left back and Dylan Tait up front. Robbie Peffers and Riley Haston were among the players who started the match against a Coldstream side that featured most of the players that had taken the Hi Hi’s to extra time in the League Cup quarter final back in May. There were not too many clear cut chances in the opening half with the only goal coming from the penalty spot after home ‘keeper McLellan was adjudged to have impeded an opponent following a corner kick.
The home side made most of the running after the interval and some of the football played was easy on the eye. Dale O’Hara scored the equaliser mid way through the half when his low 25 yard shot found the net with goalkeeper Hall helpless. Minutes later substitute Logan Thomas broke through and scored with a neat finish from the edge of the 18 yard box. The young winger was impeded in the box in the 69th minute and O’Hara increased the home lead. There should have been another penalty but the referee chose to ignore a blatant pull on Thomas, and it was left to Coldstream to complete the scoring in the closing minutes when Briggs beat substitute ‘keeper Lister from close range.