Tayport lost out to Broughty Athletic at Whitton Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Fed scored the only goal of the game in the second half to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Super League campaign.
‘Port actually made a positive start to the match.
In the first minute, Josh Chalmers made progress down the right and created a chance for Dayle Robertson, but the former Broughty man was off-target from a good position.
Robertson also had a penalty claim waved away, while Stewart McConnachie saw an effort saved by the home ‘keeper.
The Whitton Parkers then began to exert themselves.
Kesson had a couple of misses, one effort being well saved by Sorley, who also kept out the dangerous McLellan.
On 35 minutes, when Tayport’s Kieran Conway had a header cleared off the line, Broughty broke up the park and Scott should have opened the scoring for the hosts, only to shoot wide.
Experienced Broughty centre-half Hay came close with headers either side of half-time and the home side were certainly looking hungry after the break.
On 53 minutes, they broke the deadlock. McLellan was the scorer, gliding through to net from a tight angle, after ‘Port had given away possession.
Tayport remained in contention, but did not do quite enough to seriously trouble Broughty who had done enough to take all three points and stay joint-top of the league and leave Tayport in mid-table.
Tayport now go into the weekend’s round of fixtures sitting in a healthy fourth position having taken six points from their opening four league games.
Lochee and Broughty are the division’s early pace-setters.
Tayport: Sorley, Rollo, Conway, Mackie, Paterson, Gill (Harris 85m), Chalmers, Duffy (Anderson 89m), McCabe (Christie 65m), Robertson, McConnachie.