Five-star Kennoway stroll through: Burntisland United 1 - Kennoway 5

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Kennoway travelled to Kinghorn on Saturday to face Burntisland United in the third round of the Peter Ormand League Cup, and breezed into the fourth round.

The weather proved to be less than ideal for flowing football, with gusting winds and intermittent showers of rain and sleet.

However, both teams started the match with a determination not to be defeated by the conditions and Burntisland, playing into the prevailing wind, immediately probed the Kennoway defence.

But the away side soon found their stride and used the conditions to their advantage, coming close on a couple of occasions, before team captain Paul Macbride opened the scoring with a simple tap in, following some exciting Kennoway play that opened up the opposition defence.

That was the beginning of a bad afternoon for Burntisland and things went from bad to worse less than five minutes later, when a combination of bad luck, the wind and confusion in defence led to Kennoway’s second coming via a Burntisland own goal.

Kennoway then started to pile on the pressure and David Thomson added a third to the scoresheet with a superb 20-yard strike.

It was all one-way traffic after that and, with the wind behind him, Lee Bremner fancied his chances of a shot at goal with a 30-yard-plus free kick.

He duly delivered Kennoway’s fourth as the ball rocketed past the Burntisland goalkeeper into the back of the net.

Kennoway continued to run amok through the Burntisland defence and goal number five was delivered by Martyn Thomson just before half-time, which could not come soon enough for Burntisland.

The home side fancied their chances with the wind behind their backs in the second half and within 10 minutes they had grabbed a goal back.

This set the tone for the bulk of the second half, with Burntisland pushing forward but Kennoway content to sit back and defend their lead.

Towards the end, Kennoway started to show good fitness levels and managed to foray into the Burntisland half, but a sixth goal eluded them.

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