Poor show as Shippy hit for six.
The Shipyard returned to their bad old ways at Coldstream on Saturday, bowing out of the King Cup as they conceded six without reply in a very disappointing performance, all the more disheartening, given how well they had defended in the previous week’s victory over Tynecastle. There were four enforced changes to last week’s starting eleven but even so, a more disciplined defensive display would have been expected.
Despite the reshuffle of the team and a journey beset by delays which led to a shortened warm up period, the Shippy defence actually held reasonably firm until the 31st minute before the hosts broke the deadlock and the roof caved in. What followed in the next 27 minutes either side of half-time was the concession of another five goals, all highly avoidable as the Shipyard defence made mistake after mistake as Coldstream ran riot. At the other end of the park Coldstream keeper Mark Walters could not have asked for an easier afternoon as he soaked up the glorious borders sunshine. The only small consolation, if indeed it was one, was that the game actually took place this time after the farcical postponement of the league fixture three weeks ago.
The Shipyard returned to the area next week (15/04/2017) for their first ever trip to face Berwick based Tweedmouth Rangers in a rearranged league fixture with the match kicking off at 2.30pm.
Coldstream: M. Walters, J. Birkett, L. Walker, J. Ainslie, J. Logan, K. Lee, L. Dickson, R. Brown, K. Dixon, M. Johnston, G. Windram. Subs: K. Strang, C. Beesley, C. Hall.
Burntisland Shipyard: C. Lambie, S. Powrie (T. Hall) , E. Fotheringham (A. Haddow) , M. Black, C. McAleavey, K. Ford, A. Hynd, D. Hyslop, D. Ginc, R. Calder, S. Cusick.
Referee: G. McGregor.