Arniston Rangers 0-3 Kennoway Star Hearts

Hat trick hero Kyle Wilson
Hat trick hero Kyle Wilson

Kennoway were hoping to bounce back from last week`s cup defeat when they took on Arniston Rangers in the league.

Rocked by the news that top goalscorer Band was out with a freak training ground injury, KSH welcomed Wilson and Craig back to the starting line up and also a first start for Rolland.

Arniston had a penalty claim when Jeffrey went down inside the area.

The referee deemed it simulation and decided a yellow card for the player rather than the penalty.

Kennoway took the lead when the midfield combined with Byers, Davidson and Rolland heavily involved.

Byers again showed his quality with a pass that split the Arniston defence allowing Wilson to calmly slide the ball under Cornet.

A sucker punch for the home side came when Byers again was the architect with another surging run and pass that released Shaw into the penalty area.

The forward drifted past his marker with ease before being crudely fouled for a penalty kick.

Wilson took responsibility and hit a well placed effort high into the corner of the net.

Minutes before half time the home side went down to ten men when Moffat was shown a straight red card.

A determined Arniston came out and tried to dominate despite being two goals and a man down.

But Kennoway took no chances as they made sure runs were matched and clearances were made.

Arniston were hit by the killer third when Shaw scampered clear down the right wing.

The forward to was too quick for Deland and the frustration from the full back was complete with a terrible challenge that saw penalty number two.

Wilson took the ball and made no mistake as he completed his hat trick with another expertly taken spot kick.

KSH - Paterson, Murdoch, Partridge, Young, Craig, Rolland, Davidson, Byers, Davidson, Shaw, Wilson.

Subs - Simpson Mann Sutherland

Next is a a home league fixture against Dundee Violet at 2.30pm.