Cup heroics put on the back-burner for ‘Port

Gregor Anderson puts Tayport one up.
Gregor Anderson puts Tayport one up.

After last weekend’s Scottish Cup exploits, Tayport must now turn their attention back to Super League business and a visit to one of the East Region’s top clubs, Bo’ness United.

The battle to climb off the bottom of the table is player-boss John Ovenstone’s main priority, but he was keen to praise the players for their performance in Ayrshire last Saturday when they routed Muirkirk 5-0.

“I was obviously very happy with the result and our overall display,” said Ovenstone.

“We played some good football and our application and attitude were excellent.

2Steve, Allan and I are delighted as the players had been working hard at training during the week and that work paid off against Muirkirk.”

One player who stood out was Alan Tulleth who was restored to the starting line-up after having been on the bench for the original tie on the Canniepairt.

“Special mention to Tulleth,” said the manager.

“He came up with a couple of wonder goals and completed his hat-trick when he got across his marker to the front post for a header which is something we’d been working on in training.”

Bo’ness have won 28 of their last 36 home league matches, so have a formidable record on their own turf.

“We now want to take the confidence from the Muirkirk tie into the league games and I’m sure we can, as, on their day, the players at this club are more than capable of causing problems to any team,” added Ovenstone.