First point of the year for impressive Tayport

Tayport v Musselburgh

Tayport v Musselburgh

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Musselburgh........................1

Last weekend saw Tayport gain their first Super League point of the new year courtesy of a draw against Musselburgh Athletic on the Canniepairt.

It was, however, a game whereby the win was almost within Tayport’s grasp.

“We didn’t play as well as in the last two games, but it’s another match where we come off the park feeling aggrieved not to have taken all three points,” said manager Dave Baikie.

“Our cause wasn’t help by the dismissal of Barry Donachie, as going down to ten men forced us to change our approach.”

’Port began well and opened the scoring when Matty Adam gained possession and sent a confident strike into the bottom corner, from just outside the area.

On 39 minutes, the visitors scored a well-worked equaliser, with Mike McKenna beating Sam Morris with an impressive first-time finish.

Home midfielder Donachie was a guilty of dissent and he received his marching orders.

On 80 minutes, visiting ’keeper Adams handled outside his box, as he was about to be beaten by the bounce of a high ball forward.

Had he not handled, then striker Matty Adam would have run onto the ball and stroked it into the unguarded net.

Tayport - Morris, Grant, Robertson, Donaldson, Thomson, Donachie, McPhee(Mann), Connelly(McCulley), Adam, Rollo, Lawson.

In the draw for the fifth round of the Scottish Junior Cup, Tayport have landed a home tie against Hurlford United, from Ayrshire.

Hurlford have come to prominence recently and are currently well placed in the top tier of the West Region set-up, so will be favourites for the game which is due to be played on February. 15

On Saturday Tayport travel to to Sauchie in league action.