Shipyard use their heads to secure win
The Shipyard continued their pre-season build up with a comfortable 2 – 0 win over junior opponents Edinburgh United at Recreation Park. Two headed goals, one in the first half from Craig Hatton and one in the second from Mark Hamilton sealed the win. Heavy bursts of rain made conditions for both players and spectators difficult but it was the Shipyard players who handled them better.
Gray and Hamilton went close for the Shipyard early on and Andy Martin was tested twice midway through the half by the United forwards. The Shipyard continued to press and took the lead in strange fashion when Hamilton’s wayward shot was expertly headed into the net by Craig Hatton. Prior to half-time Stuart gray was unlucky to see his fierce strike go just wide.
Neish almost set up Hatton with a great piece of work, however, a second goal soon arrived. Mark Hamilton rose majestically around the penalty spot to head home Shaun Lamont’s corner. The Shipyard continued to dominate proceedings with substitutes Dow and Hay both going close, forcing the United keeper into fingertip saves. Manager Whitehead was naturally delighted after the game saying “I thought everyone played well today and we dominated the game for long spells”.