Rovers recover to thrash the Vics

Pittenweem awarded penalty when David Wilson up-ended by Lomond Vics defender.
Pittenweem awarded penalty when David Wilson up-ended by Lomond Vics defender.
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Pittenweem Rovers...................9

Lomond Vics.............................3

LOMOND Vics were the visitors to Pittenweem, who were feeling less than hospitable and thrashed their guests in this Premier League match.

Despite the final scoreline, Lomond were 2-0 up after 10 minutes, with the away side’s striker out-pacing the home defence on both occasions.

With 17 minutes on the clock, Rovers pulled a goal back after Craig Cameron was upended in the box and David Wilson made no mistake with the spot kick.

Lomond restored their two-goal lead after 26 minutes, when the Rovers defence failed to clear a ball into the box and their forward fired low into the net from 10 yards.

Rovers wasted no time and pulled one back again just 10 minutes later through Marc Cameron.

It was all square after 39 minutes when Craig Cameron raced down the left and scored from an acute angle with the aid of a deflection.

Rovers then took the lead for the first time at the end of the half, when a corner was headed back across goal by David Young for Alex Bowman to volley home from 12 yards.

Rovers started the second half in determined fashion and finally got the goal their second half play deserved, after the hour mark, when a low Cameron cross was finished off at the back post by David Wilson.

Pittenweem were now in complete control of the match and it was no surprise when they grabbed goal number six with James Ketchen striking the ball low into the bottom corner from 15 yards, following good play between Cameron and Neale Smith.

Rovers scored their seventh on 73 minutes when another good move down the right ended with Smith shooting into the bottom corner from just inside the box.

Ketchen scored his second and Rovers’ eighth with five minutes remaining, when he collected the ball mid-way inside the Lomond half and chipped it over the ‘keeper from 40 yards.

Derek Ireland completed the scoring in the last minute when he slid the ball home from eight yards.

Saturday’s match ball was kindly sponsored by former Pittenweem players, the ‘60s Rovers.