Pittenweem push Newburgh aside

Wilson headers from corner to attack the Newburgh Goal.
Wilson headers from corner to attack the Newburgh Goal.

PITTENWEEM secured another three points on Saturday in their first game of the new year, with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Newburgh.

Rovers were quickest out of the blocks and went on the attack straight away, forcing a couple of early corners which were held by the Newburgh ‘keeper.

After having a lot of success in their build-up play, but with no end product, Rovers got the goal their early play deserved on 14 minutes when a Wilson corner was dropped by the Newburgh ‘keeper and Neale Smith stabbed the ball into the net from close range.

Rovers seemed to take their foot off the pedal after that and Newburgh came back into the match as the first half wore on, but the scoreline remained 1-0 at half-time.

Into the second period and Rovers had a renewed vigour about them as James Ketchen, Craig Cameron and Darren Wilson all came close to adding another goal to secure the points.

That finally arrived with 12 minutes remaining, when Liam McGhee and Ketchen combined in midfield to slip Craig Cameron through, and he slotted the ball past the advancing ‘keeper.

Cameron was unlucky not to add a third in the closing minutes as Rovers ran out 2-0 winners.

This week, Rovers are away in the league to Greig Park Rangers, kick-off 2pm.