PITTENWEEM Rovers made the trip to Oakley for a league game with Comrie Tavern and returned home with a hard-fought 5-3 victory.
Pittenweem took a little while to get used to the very small pitch and the home side had the first chance after 10 minutes, with a header which went wide.
Rovers created a chance soon after when Kris Low played a ball up to David Young, who headed it on for Craig Cameron. The striker took a fierce shot from a tight angle that was well saved by the Comrie ‘keeper.
The home side took the lead after 20 minutes when they were awarded a penalty and their player made no mistake from the spot.
Pittenweem worked hard to try and get back on level terms and they came very close when a cross to the back post was met by the head of Young, who was unlucky to see his effort hit the post.
With 26 minutes played, striker Cameron collected the ball on the left and his cross was met by Alex Bowman, who volleyed it against the post.
Rovers deservedly grabbed their equaliser after 30 minutes when Marc Cameron hit a free kick from 25 yards which the ‘keeper saved, but Liam McGhee was on hand to score from the rebound.
Despite a few more chances for Rovers, they were unable to score again before the referee blew his whistle for half-time.
Comrie started the second half well and were awarded a second penalty.
They made no mistake from the spot to go 2-1 up.
Rovers had the chance to get back on level terms just a minute later when they were awarded a penalty of their own but the spot kick was saved by the Comrie ‘keeper.
Pittenweem made the game all square when Marc Cameron netted.
With 15 minutes left, Pittenweem went ahead when Marc Cameron ran in to head the ball home from a corner.
As the game reached its final five minutes, the home side managed to get back on level terms when a long throw-in was not properly cleared and they scored at the back post.
As it looked like the game might end up all square, Rovers scored to go 4-3 up when Cameron collected the ball outside the box and curled a shot into the corner of the net.
They netted a fifth goal in the last minute when Mike Gardner produced a great run and slipped the ball through for Cameron to score again.