Eyemouth too strong for Shippy youngsters.
After a couple of good performances the young Shippy side’s progress took a step backwards as they turned in a poor display against a well drilled Eyemouth United side at Recreation Park. With the match being a League Cup tie Toorie and Chris took the chance to run the rule over some trialists as they continue to develop their squad.
The visitors were on top from the start and Shippy keeper Chris Harrower saved well from Ross Paterson. Eyemouth opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Sean Campbell found himself in acres of space in the box and gave Harrower no chance from 10 yards. Eyemouth doubled their lead in the 15th minute when Andrew Sword tucked away a low cross after the Shippy had coughed up possession in a dangerous position. In a rare piece of action at the other end Ross Watt broke clear of the visitors defence but he could not find the target from 16 yards. Connor Lough went close for Eyemouth as the game approached half-time.
The Shipyard started the second half better and had their best spell of the match but could not create a chance of note and they were made to pay as Eyemouth scored twice around the hour mark to put the game out of sight. After this the only efforts of note from the Shippy were long range efforts that never troubled Adam Mutch in the visitor’s goal and indeed it was always Eyemouth that looked the more likely to add to their tally.
Burntisland Shipyard: C. Harrower; B. Saunders; L. Fleming; B. Couper; K. Ford; L. McIntosh; D. Roberts (M. Black); B. Paterson (C. Winter); E. Aitken; R. Watt; E. Fotheringham.
Eyemouth United: A. Mutch; D. Blackie; K. Strachan; A. Spiers; G. Paterson; C. Lough; R. Patterson; J. Wilson; A. Lauder; S. Campbell; A. Sword.
Referee: G. MacDonald.