Pittenweem chalk up three points with 4-1 over Kirkcaldy

Pittenweem, in black, square off against Kirkcaldy YMCA.
Pittenweem, in black, square off against Kirkcaldy YMCA.

ROVERS travelled to play Kirkcaldy YM in their first away League game and they produced an excellent performance to secure the three points.

Rovers (pictured in black and white) scored the first goal after 19 minutes when a crossfield pass from David Young was controlled by Mike Gardner, who passed to James Ketchen.

His shot from 16 yards hit the post and the rebound fell to Gary Wishart, who fired the ball high into the net.

Despite another couple of opportunities, no more goals were scored before the break but Rovers must have been pleased with the way they played in the first half against the very strong wind.

With 17 minutes of the second half gone, more good play on the left by Cameron ended with Neale Smith shooting wide from just inside the box.

The Rovers support only had to wait a couple of minutes for the second goal.

The ball was played up the left to Ketchen, who played it first time into the path of David Wilson.

The midfielder ran into the box, beating a couple of players, and produced a cool finish.

Kirkcaldy created a good attack which ended in a shot that was well saved by Wishart, and Rovers quickly broke up the park with a through ball for Mike Gardner, who ran from his own half, collected the ball and rounded the ‘keeper to score an excellent goal.

To their credit, Kirkcaldy never gave up and they scored a good goal after 33 minutes when their player received a pass just inside the box and finished well into the bottom corner.

Pittenweem ended thoughts of a comeback when they scored a fourth through McGhee.