Shippy still without an away win.
Having headed to the borders with a threadbare squad it was no surprise that the Shipyard left Home Park empty handed, however, this young Shippy team made a decent fist of things, particularly in the second half and had they managed to get a second goal it might have set up a grandstand finish. Due to a variety of call offs the Shipyard only had eleven players available but those who turned up gave their all and they can all be pleased with their performances.
Coldstream started the better, threatening from the outset and in the 10th minute they took the lead through a Kris Dixon header following a fine cross from the left. The fact that he had all the space in the world would have disappointed the Shipyard management. Cammy Lambie produced a couple of decent saves and it looked like his team were only going to go in at the interval a goal down. It was not to be though, as in added time the Shippy conceded a sloppy second when a low free-kick played into the near post area was turned home by Dixon for his second.
The Streamers added a third, albeit fortuitously, in the 49th minute when Cameron Beesley’s innocuous free-kick took a wicked deflection off Sean Cusick and crept in at the corner. Despite this setback, the Shippy player’s heads didn’t go down, in fact quite the opposite occurred as they rolled up their sleeves and tried to get back into the match. In the 59th minute a Stephen Stark shot was deflected just wide for a corner and the same player was involved three minutes later as he appeared to be bundled over in the box but to the dismay of the visitors the referee waved the penalty appeals away. The Shipyard got a goal back in the 71st minute when Denis Ginc fired home from just outside the area, notching his first goal for the Club. Just two minutes later home keeper Mark Walters denied Darryl Taylor, diving low to his left to keep out the big striker’s fine volley from 18 yards. The Shipyard were undoubtedly enjoying their best spell in the match but could not find a second goal to put Coldstream under a bit more pressure.
With no match next week, the final fixture of what has been a dismal season will take place on Saturday 13th May 2017 with Eyemouth United the visitors to Recreation Park. Kick-off is at 2.30pm.
Coldstream: M. Walters, R. Dixon, L. Walker, J. Ainslie, J. Logan, K. Strang (P. Johnston), R. Brown, C. Beesley, K. Dixon, M. Johnston (K. Lee), G. Windram.
Burntisland Shipyard: C. Lambie, K. Ford, S. Wilson, C. McAleavey, D. Hyslop, D. Ginc, R. Calder, C. Maxwell, D. Taylor, S. Stark, S. Cusick.
Referee: S. Wilson.