Kennoway throw away the points

Kieran Band was in the thick of the action
Kieran Band was in the thick of the action
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Kennoway Star Hearts played hosts to fellow Fife side Oakley United in a game that could have a bearing on how the relegation places would shape up.

Shaw had a great chance to open the scoring after three minutes when he robbed a defender of the ball and bore down on goal.

With just the ‘keeper to beat his effort was turned around the post for a corner kick.

Craig was next to have an effort as his half volley sailed over the crossbar.

The home side looked somewhat jaded as they lacked a real spark that was evident in the previous two games.

However they gained an advantage when G Gray flicked the ball over a defender and was just about to enter the penalty area when he was fouled.

The referee deemed it a goal scoring offence and he showed the United player a red card.

Gray tried his luck from the set piece but his effort was off target.

A crazy piece of defending saw KSH take the lead.

A tendency to overplay the ball in defence saw Robertson charge down the keepers clearance, the ball broke to Gray and he knocked the ball into the unguarded net.

A storming start to the second half saw Byers and Boylan combine down the right flank, Byers showed his composure beating his man inside the box and picking out Robertson with a precise pass. The striker saw his shot rebound to Band who made no mistake.

A free kick for Oakley with ten minutes remaining saw them pull a goal back.

Suddenly the result that looked certain minutes earlier was turned on its head when Oakley drew level with another set piece and headed goal from the same player.

KSH: Paterson, Boylan, Young, Bremner, Brewster, Craig, Byers, Lee, Band, Shaw, G.Gray.

Subs: Robertson, Wilson, Lornie, Sutherland, Ewan.

Next match for Kennoway is an away tie in the Fife and Lothians Cup v Linlithgow Rose.

Kick off 2.30pm.