Buckhaven go top with narrow win

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LOOKING to bounce back from a few disappointing results, Buckhaven Town met St Monans Swallows for a third time this season.

Conditions at Muiredge Park were calm, although extremely cold, but the Toonies managed to take home advantage and secure three points with a 1-0 victory, taking them top of the First Division.

The first half saw a few good moves by Buckhaven but the killer touch was missing early on as chances were passed up by strike-duo Douglas and Sturrock, as well as a couple of headed efforts by captain Murray.

The pressure continued into the half though, and eventually paid off, as Buckhaven took the lead.

Following some excellent work down the right wing from Sturrock, Douglas slotted home the only goal of the game, incidentally his fourth goal against the visitors.

Buckhaven continued their efforts into the second half and limited the away side to very little chances with goalkeeper Gardner only really had to get himself dirty once, pushing a threatening header wide of his left hand post.

The game stretched in the latter stages but efforts on goal were few, only Wilson and Sturrock going close for the leaders.