Anxious time for Kirkcaldy YM

Daniel McNab about to take on Danny Dobie
Daniel McNab about to take on Danny Dobie

Should results elsewhere go against them on Saturday, Kirkcaldy YM could find themselves relegated from the east region Premier League without kicking a ball.

The YM sit perched precariously above both Dundee Violet and Montrose Roselea who both play their final games of the season at the weekend.

Montrose are one point behind Kirkcaldy and Dundee two so should both sides win, the Kirkcaldy men would be relegated.

In YM’s favour, Dundee will face promotion hunting Glenrothes while Montrose are away from home at Arniston Rangers.

It would be a cruel twist to the end of the season for a YM side which thought it was safe just a few weeks ago.

The Denfield Park men have been kicking their heels since their season ended a few weeks back but are now getting anxious.

The club has started its preparations for next year, replacing manager Colin Downie with Roy Ness.

A 3-1 home defeat brought the curtain down on season 2013/14 for Thornton Hibs.

Mathew Gay spurned a great opportunity to put Thornton ahead ion 28 minutes.

Just a few minutes later, though, Stuart Nicol showed how it was done when he headed home Alex Williams’ corner-kick to give The Bleachers the lead.

Jonathon Kelly made it two just a couple of minutes into the second period with a controlled volley.

In the 63rd minute it was essentially game over when Daniel McNab brought down Jamie McKenzie in the box and Daniel Kelly made no mistake from the spot.

It was the Hibs’ substitute, Chris Ireland, who had the final word with a brilliant dipping volley from outside the area that beat Mark Mitchell all ends up to reduce the deficit to two.

Thornton Hibs - Rowbotham, Clark, Drummond, White, McGowan, McNeil, Gay, Main, Gordon, Mullen, Thomson. Subs: Ireland, McNab, Leslie, Trialist.

Luncarty - Mitchell, Robertson, Dobie, Shields, Nicol, Brown, Fyfe, G.Anderson, Williams, J.Kelly, D.Kelly. Subs: McKenzie, Ward, Wylie.