Dalbeattie Star definitely weren’t left feeling all Wright after losing to Cumbernauld Colts.

Marty Wright bagged four goals for the Lanarkshire side as they ran out 4-1 winners at Islecroft on Saturday following a second-half horror show from Star.

There was some good news for the hosts going into the game with Queen of the South youngsters Callum Williams and Adam Gordon joining on loan, while former skipper Stuart MacPherson has returned to the club as a coach.

 

However, the positivity seemed to be disappearing when the Colts took an early lead, Wright heading home from a cross.

Visiting goalie Jonathan Grier was in inspired form as he denied Lewis Sloan, Connor Graham and Dean Brotherston before the latter finally got the better of him when he headed in Sloan’s cross.

Star players celebrate their goal.
Star players celebrate their goal.

If that had provided hope for the second half, it soon disappeared. Wright got the better of Ross Thomson as the pair battled for the ball and he shot past Vinnie Parker, then the forward completed his hat-trick just before the hour mark.

And midway through the half he got the fourth, taking advantage of Star being short of numbers when they pushed for a way back into the game.

 

The loss was Star’s third in a row and leaves them 13th in the Lowland League with 10 points, one place and four points better off than local rivals Gretna 2008.

Star beat Heston Rovers 4-0 in the Potts Cup on Wednesday night and this weekend they are off to Edinburgh to face Civil Service Strollers in the league.

Star face Civil Service Strollers on Saturday.
Star face Civil Service Strollers on Saturday.