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Kettle United. 0 Burntisland Shipyard. 3

Shipyard notch another good win

With your match reporter sunning himself in Malta (It,s 22 degrees if you’re interested) it is a shortened match report for you today. The Shipyard proved  to strong for a young and inexperienced Kettle team as they eased to a comfortable 3 – 0 win at Kettle Park. Ferrier returned from injury and Gear was available again as they both lined up and scored against their former team. Cook was also back from injury, however, McCue was still sidelined.The Shipyard started well and passed the ball around, with Hamilton and Lamont prominent in the good build up play. The Shipyard opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Paul Ferrier made a run to the near post and headed in from a corner. It was 2 – 0 in the 20th minute when Kenny Gear got put through and from a tight angle fired his shot into the net. There were some heavy tackles going in and although not malicious, they were probably mis-timed and the referee decided to caution the players in question. The Shipyard sealed the game in the 60th minute when substitute Russell’s effort was blocked by the keeper, however the ball broke to Paul Ferrier who cheekily back-heeled the ball into the net. Ferrier was later sent off for a second caution as tempers flared due to some of the afore mentioned tackles that were being made. Kettle were also reduced to 10 men later in the game. Billy Whitehead was pleased after the match and said “We showed a far better attitude tonight and played a lot better football and won easily in the end”.

Burntisland Shipyard: Martin; McAndrew; Brough; Whyte; Gray; Gear (Russell); Hamilton (Tasker); Cook (Dow); Ferrier; Lamont; Wilson. Unused Sub: Grieve.

Refereee: D. Wilson.