Canniepairt men set to kick-start title effort

Scott McDowell is set to return for Tayport this weekend.
Scott McDowell is set to return for Tayport this weekend.

After last weekend’s enforced lay-off due to there being an odd number of teams in the East Premier League, Tayport return to action tomorrow when they travel to meet Arniston Rangers.

‘Port have been on song recently, winning their last four league matches and keeping in touch with those at the top of the table.

John Ovenstone is hoping that being idle last week will not have had a detrimental effect on the momentum that his squad has been building up.

Opponents Arniston have also made a positive start to the campaign and they currently sit just one point behind Tayport, both clubs having played seven matches.

Strangely, Arnie have won all four of their away matches is term, yet taken only one home point, from an opening day draw against Haddington Athletic.

Gaffer Ovenstone hopes to have a full squad from which to select.

Jamie Mackie missed out against Dalkeith a fortnight ago and he will be hoping for some involvement tomorrow, as will club captain Scott McDowell.

McDowell came on as a substitute against Dalkeith and may have to settle for a similar role at Newbyres Park.

‘Port will be looking to front-men like Dale Reid, Alan Tulleth and Liam Ross to continue to get among the goals, as the Canniepairt outfit seek to establish themselves in the promotion race.