Newburgh suffered a losing start to the New Year going down by the odd goal in five against Luncarty on Saturday.
‘Burgh ended the game with 10 men, however, boss Alan Cameron said that it wasn’t until the late sending off of Dan Curnyn that his side really sparked into life.
Luncarty took the lead when a poorly cleared corner allowed triallist Douches time to net.
The visitors doubled their lead when Kevin Fowler headed home.
All looked lost for Newburgh when two minutes after the re-start Curnyn was given a straight red card for a tackle inside the area.
The resultant penalty, taken by Fowler, was superbly saved by Craig Houston.
Newburgh pulled themselves back into the game when Harris slammed home a shot from a corner.
The drama continued when Newburgh were caught out and on-fire Douches picked up a clearance and ran almost the length of the pitch to restore the visitors two goal cushion.
Not to be out done Newburgh were awarded a penalty with two minutes remaining and Luncarty’s Ward was also sent for and early shower.
Chris McLeish converted the penalty but time ran out for Newburgh.
Manager Cameron said:“If we had played with the drive and passion that we showed in the last 15 minutes for the whole game we would have got more from this game.
“It took us being reduced to ten men to waken up and take the game to Luncarty.
“Luncarty have had a really sticky patch over the last few weeks, losing their manager, but I have to credit their sprit and togetherness today they really were out to win.”
Newburgh travel to Blairgowrie this Saturday.
Newburgh - Houston, Curnyn, Hood (Spence 80), Moon, Davidson, R Gray, C McLeish, S Finlay, D Gray (A Ferguson 56), S MacKain (Harris 59), B McAdam.