Kennoway Star Hearts 3-1 Dundee Violet

Two goal Lyall Shaw who also saw red.
Two goal Lyall Shaw who also saw red.

KSH were hoping the recent run of form at home in the league would continue when bottom placed Dundee Violet were the visitors.

It was a dominant Kennoway midfield early on with Binnington, Rolland and Byers enjoying a lot of freedom as Dundee Violet looked off the pace of the game.

Shaw opened the scoring when he raced onto a through ball leaving two players in his wake, as the ‘keeper came off his goal line the forward nonchalantly side footed the ball past him to put the hosts ahead.

It was the persistence of Shaw that brought the second goal.

Another strong run down the left saw the forward enter the penalty area, he managed to get past the full back and hit the byline, a queue of players lined up looking for the pass but Shaw saw his chance as he slid the ball in at the near post for a well deserved two goal lead.

Dundee Violet were offering very little in the last third and the game was meandering along much the same as the first half.

That was all to change in an explosive five minute period as the home side saw two players red carded.

First to see red was Shaw when the referee flashed a second yellow card.

Within five minutes Gray saw a straight red card when he pushed a Violet player to the ground.

Very little in clear goal scoring chances were made until ten minutes from time.

A ball from the right hand side was guided into the six yard box, the Dundeee Violet striker stooped to head the ball home.

Desperation started to creep into the Dundees side’s play as they started to concede fouls in their eagerness to gain possession.

One of these fouls saw a second yellow then a red for a poor tackle on Byers.

With the game approaching the final minute Rolland settled the nerves with a third.

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

Subs - Band, Gray, Simpson, Mann, Sutherland.

Next game is away to Armadale Thistle in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.