Kennoway dig deep to fight back: Kennoway 3 - Comrie Tavern 2

Kennoway AFC v Comrie Tavern AFC

Kennoway AFC v Comrie Tavern AFC

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Competitive football made a welcome return to Cotlands Park on Saturday as Kennoway entertained Comrie Tavern.

A good-sized crowd turned out to watch the home side’s first game of the new year, despite the chilly weather.

The game got off to an electrifying start with Kennoway surging forward from the first kick of the ball.

However, disaster struck midway through the first half when, on Comrie Tavern’s first break of the game, they sliced through the Kennoway defence and scored.

Kennoway seemed stunned and the goal knocked them off their usual stride as Comrie took advantage to add a second.

At this point, Comrie were looking like they could score at will and came close to getting a third. However, Kennoway dug deep, reorganised, attacked and got on the scoresheet, courtesy of Marc Cramb, just before the break.

A stern talk from manager Alex Davidson seemed to shake the Kennoway players up and a good effort from Jamie Armitt tied the game early in the second half.

A more organised Kennoway side continued to improve and kept Comrie at bay, while still pushing forward for a third goal of their own.

And it came through Marc Cramb, who notched his second and Kennoway’s third to the delight of the fans and the team.

Unfortunately, Cramb went on to pick up a nasty knock from a heavy challenge, which will sideline him for the next few weeks and forced his withdrawal from the Scotland amateur squad for its forthcoming match.

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