Sloppy goals sink Shippy’s Scottish Cup hopes

Dale Robertson of Burntisland Shipyard moves the ball through midfield during their Scottish Cup match against Lothian Thistle at Saughton Enclosure. August 16th 2014.
Dale Robertson of Burntisland Shipyard moves the ball through midfield during their Scottish Cup match against Lothian Thistle at Saughton Enclosure. August 16th 2014.
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Once again Burntisland Shipyard fell at the first hurdle in the William Hill Scottish Cup but they can only have themselves to blame.

After a very good first half performance, poor defending in the second half allowed Lothian to score three unanswered goals.

The Shipyard went very close in the sixth minute when Daniel Watt gathered the ball inside the area from a corner but his left foot strike drifted just wide of the far post.

John Paul McPhail got on the end of an Adam Doig cross but he was stretching to make contact and could not direct his header on target.

Lothian then had a spell of pressure that ultimately saw them take the lead.

A corner from Keane was missed by everyone and hit the back post before crossing the line.

With 12 minutes remaining it was more or less all over for the Shipyard.

Wringe was able to climb between two Shipyard defenders and head the ball beyond Mushet.

Mushet saved well at the feet of substitute Alan McDonagh but he was beaten once again in added time when Andy MacDonald was caught in possession and this allowed Wringe the easiest of chances to score his second of the match and book his side a place in the next round.

Boss Myles Allan said: “I can’t fault anyone in the squad for their effort today.

“There were two lapses of concentration that took the game away from us in the second half.

“Against good sides you get punished for those mistakes and that’s what happened today.”

“If I’m honest, we never really got a foothold in the second half and although we had a couple of spells of pressure, I don’t think we created many good chances.

“I’m not going to dissect the third goal as we were throwing bodies forward at that stage but the first two were what killed us.”

This Saturday Shipyard welcome Ormiston to Recreation Park.