Rovers fight back to progress: Comrie Tavern 3 - Pittenweem Rovers 5

David Wilson battles for the ball with Comrie Tavern defender.
David Wilson battles for the ball with Comrie Tavern defender.

Pittenween moved into the fourth round of the Peter Omand League Cup after a fine away victory against Comrie Tavern of Oakley.

Comrie pressed in the early stages and were rewarded in 15 minutes, albeit through an own goal. A fine run from Comrie’s winger saw him square the ball across goal and the in-rushing Kris Low couldn’t avoid turning the ball into his own net.

Comrie doubled their advantage two minutes after half-time when their centre forward flicked the ball beyond Bowman.

The goal triggered a frantic spell of play with Pittenweem drawing one back after a good finish from Gardner in the 49th minute. Three minutes later, Comrie restored their two-goal advantage, only for Ireland to force the ball home to make it 3-2 in the 63rd minute.

Three minutes after this, Pittenweem were level when Wilson turned an Ireland cutback past the ‘keeper. Wilson was then upended in the box and took the resulting penalty himself to make it 4-3 with six minutes left.

Pittenweem made it five at the death when Muir, unmarked 30 yards out, sailed a sublime chip over the out-rushing ‘keeper.

Pic: Rob Stewart