Defeat sees Hearts hit league’s bottom

Cupar's Sutherland looks to open another attack.
Cupar's Sutherland looks to open another attack.

Cupar Hearts......................1

Bowhill Rovers..................2

It was Fife Cup weekend last Saturday but a bye in the first round for Hearts meant that they were in league action against Bowhill Rovers for the third time in four weeks.

Cupar’s poor form continued despite taking the lead which now sees them propping up the Kingdom Caledonian league with only one win in 11.

Bowhill started the brighter of the two sides and Scott Easthaugh was first to try his luck in front of goal but his shot from distance went high over.

Darren Gribbin got himself through on goal but Charles Anderson was on hand with a well placed tackle to put the ball out and ‘keeper James Robson gathered the resultant corner.

Cupar opened the scoring on 18 minutes when Frankie Bell chipped the ball over the onrushing ‘keeper and Darren Thomas tapped the ball into the empty net.

It was a deserved opened and things looked bright.

But Hearts were still making defensive errors and a scramble in the box on the half hour mark eventually saw ‘keeper James Robson gather the ball.

And so it was to no surprise when Bowhill equalised early in the second half.

A corner kick found Kevin Luke on the edge of the box and he blasted the ball home through a motionless crowd of players.

The visitors took the lead on 70 minutes when Greg Halliday’s shot on the turn took a slight deflection but it was enough to see it into the net.

A wonder save in the dying minutes by Dale Wotherspoon sealed the visitors win when he somehow managed to keep out Callum Galloway’s shot from close range.

Tomorrow Cupar Hearts travel to face Balgonie Scotia in thefirst round of the Fence ‘N’ Deck Cup.

Kick off 2.00p.m.

Ceres Butchers meat tray winner was Charles Anderson (Cupar).

Cupar Hearts: Robson, Melrose, Brown, Anderson, Taylor, Lang, Thomson, Sutherland (c), Bell, Beveridge and Thomas.

Subs: Russell, Melville, Rann and C. Galloway.