The Shipyard and Crossgates Primrose fought out a 2-2 draw in front of a decent crowd at Recreation Park last night. A penalty in the first half and a goal early in the second had the visitors 2-0 up but a dominant Shipyard fougth back with fine strikes from Brendan Napier and Dale Robertson. Had it not been for some good saves from the Crossgates keeper and a dubious offside call that denied Renato Sartarello the Shipyard would have went on to win a match their play deserved.
Myles had mixed thoughts about the game in saying “Tonight was a huge improvement on Saturday’s performance at Lochore. I thought that we dominated the majority of the match and we moved the ball very well. However, had it been a competitive match I’d have been disappointed with the result as we shot ourselves in the foot with a couple of poor pieces of defending”. The manager did compliment his back four saying “Other than the goals the defending from open play was a lot better which, considering we were missing three central defenders tonight, was good. Unfortunately we picked up three injuries tonight. Gavin Bridges twisted his ankle and I’d imagine that he’ll be out for two or three weeks at least. Kev Masson has a thigh strain and might miss a week or two. Adam Doig took a knock in a challenge but should be OK for Saturday’s match”.