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Today was just one of those days at the office. Edusport defended well, their keeper was outstanding, hit the woodwork 4 or 5 times & had a goal chopped off at the start of the second half. 

The important thing is that we are in the draw for the next round. Hopefully we can get our 30th win in a row on Wednesday night 

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South Challenge Cup Result

Edusport Academy - 0
East Kilbride FC - 2

Goal scorers for Kilby were Ross McNeil & Joao Victoria

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On 2016/11/12 at 03:56, MAC THE KNIFE said:

Shire can be dire but we are still the same Victorian Original Senior team.....................

Should you not be called Bainsford Britannia if that were the case?

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Congrats on another win for EK tonight.

Seriously. No matter what this probably is the best winning run we win be around to witness and hear about in our generation. For EK players to go out each game and know that not to win will collapse "the house of cards" is pressure enough but then to still go onto win again and again is special.

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Matchday 14 - 16th November - Civil Service Strollers (H):

East Kilbride 4 - 0 Civil Service Strollers 

Victoria (2), Winter, Stevenson.

 

A comfortable win in uncomfortable conditions.  No disrespect to CSS but the score could've / should've been higher.  McNeil could have had a first half hat-trick within a ten minute window but a mixture of poor finishing and decent goalkeeping stopped him registering even one.  Actually the CSS keeper had a large number of good saves throughout the match and the biggest shock was that it was only 1-0 at half time.

With Jack Smith back at EK on loan we have possess some serious pace between him, Victoria and Adam Strachan.

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48 minutes ago, Dead said:

Congrats on another win for EK tonight.

Seriously. No matter what this probably is the best winning run we win be around to witness and hear about in our generation. For EK players to go out each game and know that not to win will collapse "the house of cards" is pressure enough but then to still go onto win again and again is special.

In years gone by it wasn't unheard of for teams in EOSL or SOSL to go on winning runs for months on end. What makes EK's run the more impressive (allowing for the penalty shoot-out quibble) is that it's been done in LL, which is more competitive; it's been sustained for 7+ months, split over 2 seasons; and it includes 2 cup finals.

Here's the full list of 30 thus far:
 

Sat 26 Mar    Whitehill    (A)  3-2

Sat 02 Apr *no game*

Sat 09 Apr    Vale of L    (H)  5-2

Sat 16 Apr    Selkirk      (A)  5-1
-Tue 19 Apr   Berwick      (A)  2-0    (EOS Cup Final)
Sat 23 Apr    Uni of Stir  (H)  3-2    (LL Cup R1)
Sat 30 Apr    Gala         (H)  5-1    (LL Cup R2)

-Tue 03 May   Threave      (A)  4-3

Sat 07 May    Cumbernauld  (H)  2-0    (LL Cup SF)
Sun 15 May    Gretna       (N)  0-0    (LL Cup Final) (4-2p)

Sat 30 Jul    Whitehill    (A)  1-0
Sat 06 Aug    Selkirk      (H)  6-0
-Wed 10 Aug   Dalbeattie   (H)  3-0

Sat 13 Aug    Gretna       (A)  6-1    (EOS Qual Cup R1)
Sat 20 Aug    Preston      (A)  5-0

Sat 27 Aug    Gala         (H)  3-1

-Wed 31 Aug   Gretna       (A)  5-1

Sat 03 Sep    East Stir    (H)  1-0

Sat 10 Sep    Uni of Stir  (A)  3-1

Sat 17 Sep    Civil SS     (A)  2-1    (South Chal Cup R1)
Sat 24 Sep    Vale of L    (H)  9-1    (Scot Cup R1)

Sat 01 Oct    Vale of L    (A)  2-1

-Tue 04 Oct   Edin Uni     (A)  4-0

Sat 08 Oct    Cumbernauld  (A)  1-0

Sat 15 Oct    Gala         (H)  1-0    (South Chal Cup R2)

Sat 22 Oct    Cowdenbeath  (A)  1-0    (Scot Cup R2)
Sat 29 Oct    Vale of L    (H)  4-2

Sat 05 Nov    BSC Glasgow  (H)  3-1
-Thu 10 Nov   Uni of Stir  (A)  2-1    (EOS Qual Cup R2)

Sat 12 Nov    Edusport Ac  (A)  2-0    (South Chal Cup R3)

-Tue 15 Nov   Civil SS     (H)  4-0

Sat 19 Nov    Spartans     (A)
Sat 26 Nov    Stranraer    (A)         (Scot Cup R3)
Sat 03 Dec    Edin Uni     (A)         (EOS Qual Cup R3)
Sat 10 Dec    Whitehilll   (H)
Sat 17 Dec    Hawick       (A)



Worthy of special mention are the wins at Berwick and Cowdenbeath from SPFL2. Note the only LL clubs they haven't faced during the run are Edinburgh City, Spartans and Hawick.

It's also included some harem-scarem moments. Were 3-0 down to Threave, won with the last kick?... Won the LLC on penalties... Couple of very late winners... but keeps on going...

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23 hours ago, HibeeJibee said:

In years gone by it wasn't unheard of for teams in EOSL or SOSL to go on winning runs for months on end. What makes EK's run the more impressive (allowing for the penalty shoot-out quibble) is that it's been done in LL, which is more competitive; it's been sustained for 7+ months, split over 2 seasons; and it includes 2 cup finals.

Here's the full list of 30 thus far:
 

Sat 26 Mar    Whitehill    (A)  3-2

Sat 02 Apr *no game*

Sat 09 Apr    Vale of L    (H)  5-2

Sat 16 Apr    Selkirk      (A)  5-1
-Tue 19 Apr   Berwick      (A)  2-0    (EOS Cup Final)
Sat 23 Apr    Uni of Stir  (H)  3-2    (LL Cup R1)
Sat 30 Apr    Gala         (H)  5-1    (LL Cup R2)

-Tue 03 May   Threave      (A)  4-3

Sat 07 May    Cumbernauld  (H)  2-0    (LL Cup SF)
Sun 15 May    Gretna       (N)  0-0    (LL Cup Final) (4-2p)

Sat 30 Jul    Whitehill    (A)  1-0
Sat 06 Aug    Selkirk      (H)  6-0
-Wed 10 Aug   Dalbeattie   (H)  3-0

Sat 13 Aug    Gretna       (A)  6-1    (EOS Qual Cup R1)
Sat 20 Aug    Preston      (A)  5-0

Sat 27 Aug    Gala         (H)  3-1

-Wed 31 Aug   Gretna       (A)  5-1

Sat 03 Sep    East Stir    (H)  1-0

Sat 10 Sep    Uni of Stir  (A)  3-1

Sat 17 Sep    Civil SS     (A)  2-1    (South Chal Cup R1)
Sat 24 Sep    Vale of L    (H)  9-1    (Scot Cup R1)

Sat 01 Oct    Vale of L    (A)  2-1

-Tue 04 Oct   Edin Uni     (A)  4-0

Sat 08 Oct    Cumbernauld  (A)  1-0

Sat 15 Oct    Gala         (H)  1-0    (South Chal Cup R2)

Sat 22 Oct    Cowdenbeath  (A)  1-0    (Scot Cup R2)
Sat 29 Oct    Vale of L    (H)  4-2

Sat 05 Nov    BSC Glasgow  (H)  3-1
-Thu 10 Nov   Uni of Stir  (A)  2-1    (EOS Qual Cup R2)

Sat 12 Nov    Edusport Ac  (A)  2-0    (South Chal Cup R3)

-Tue 15 Nov   Civil SS     (H)  4-0

Sat 19 Nov    Spartans     (A)
Sat 26 Nov    Stranraer    (A)         (Scot Cup R3)
Sat 03 Dec    Edin Uni     (A)         (EOS Qual Cup R3)
Sat 10 Dec    Whitehilll   (H)
Sat 17 Dec    Hawick       (A)



Worthy of special mention are the wins at Berwick and Cowdenbeath from SPFL2. Note the only LL clubs they haven't faced during the run are Edinburgh City, Spartans and Hawick.

It's also included some harem-scarem moments. Were 3-0 down to Threave, won with the last kick?... Won the LLC on penalties... Couple of very late winners... but keeps on going...

Here is a look at how it was done. 

WORLDS GREATEST | How Kilby beat Ajax's record

Matches 1-27

https://youtu.be/nisc8hx00yo

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Just curious as an outsider, are Most EK fans hoping to play in league 2 next season? Many highland league teams don't want that


I would love to see ek go as far as they can up the leagues.That is the clubs view aswell. They have always stated that as there ambition. Why are the highland league team so reluctant to move up? Is it the traveling?

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On 16/11/2016 at 22:58, The_Judge said:

Next match is a tough one....away to Spartans.  Second place in the table and third best defensive record behind EK and Cumbernauld Colts.

Bit of a patronising post this one. so all yer other matches haven't been tough  ??

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Bit of a patronising post this one. so all yer other matches haven't been tough  ??


I think if you look at our last 9 or 10 results u can see all of our games have been tight. Even after beating vale 9-1 our game against them the following week was tight, won by the 1 goal. Every team in this league are capable of taking point of anyone. Its a tough league.

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3 hours ago, johnmc80 said:


I would love to see ek go as far as they can up the leagues.That is the clubs view aswell. They have always stated that as there ambition. Why are the highland league team so reluctant to move up? Is it the traveling?

Traveling isn't such a big issue for the Central Belt clubs, so no reason not to want to go up.

Only drawback is having to play the same 9 fixtures, 4 times......boring!

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Traveling isn't such a big issue for the Central Belt clubs, so no reason not to want to go up.

Only drawback is having to play the same 9 fixtures, 4 times......boring!


How are u finding the lowland league? Is the change of scenery a good thing?

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How are u finding the lowland league? Is the change of scenery a good thing?

We love it. The fact that we only play each team twice is brilliant, we're winning more games and the entry and booze is much cheaper.

The fans and clubs are also really friendly and there's never any issue at any of the games. Much better run than SPFL 2!

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Statement from EKFC: although on the face of it it might look like our run of wins has come to an end, we have to remember we play Spartans twice in the season. As far as we are concerned this is the first leg of a two legged match and as long as we win in April by 2 goals we will have preserved the run. Can we have some more beer please Ajax?

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