Back on the hunt for league points

Richard Cargill - Tayport
Richard Cargill - Tayport

Having won through to the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup last weekend, Tayport now turn their attention back to the battle for Super League points when Musselburgh Athletic come to town.

It will be another tough fixture for Dave Baikie’s troops as Musselburgh have established themselves in the top flight in recent seasons and have a great deal of experience in their squad.

Indeed, ’Burgh have reached the final of the Scottish Cup twice in the last few years, most recently back in June, when they lost narrowly to the dominant Auchinleck Talbot.

In league matches this term, Mussie have been inconsistent, taking just over a point a game from nine fixtures.

A run of four consecutive home defeats ended with an emphatic 4-1 win against Fauldhouse last weekend, while, earlier in the campaign, they produced a thumping 5-1 victory at Sauchie.

Sauchie, of course, eased past Tayport a fortnight ago in ’Port’s last league outing.

At least the Canniepairt outfit go into tomorrow’s match on the back of a win.

Dave Baikie will be hoping to see his side gather momentum and move off the foot of the table.

Gary Sutherland was on the scoresheet at Beechwood Park and Matt Adam got 90 minutes under his belt as he bids to re-establish himself in the side following an extended period in the States.

Richard Cargill continued between the sticks after Gavin Wilson had been unavailable the previous week and Cargill may get the nod again on Saturday.

Both Neil Docherty and Clark Kay had to settle for places on the bench at Harp and the two defenders will be out to reclaim their starting jerseys for the crucial league encounter.

The competition for starting berths will be a source of comfort for Baikie as he tries to guide his side onto a winning sequence of games and chalk some points on the board.

Kick-off at the Canniepairt is scheduled for 2.30pm.