Buckhaven back on early form

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St Monans Swallows 0 - Buckhaven Town 2

After two narrow defeats in the Scottish Cup and Fife Cup, Buckhaven were looking to recover the early-season form shown by the club with a visit to St Monans in the league.

The conditions were quite tricky, owing to a heavy park and blowing wind, but Buckhaven had the better of the opening stages.

Numerous chances were created by the away side with saw scoring chances missed by Douglas, Seath and even a one-yard miss by Waters.

Soon after, though, Douglas found his shooting boots when, after some good team play, including a killer pass by Sullivan, he drilled the ball into the bottom corner to give Buckhaven a one-goal lead going into the break.

The second half saw St Monans gain more possession, aided by the wind, but the home side failed to create any clear-cut scoring chances.

The game was to turn back to Buckhaven after a St Monans substitute’s display of dissent earned him a red card.

With the game tight, Buckhaven continued to create chances and eventually got the second when Douglas headed home from close range.

In the closing minutes, sub Iqbal nearly scored a debut goal but narrowly missed with a spectacular overhead kick.

It was a good win for Buckhaven which saw them climb up to second.