Frustration as Tayport are left out in the cold

Tayport will welcome Sauchie back to the Canniepairt this weekend.
Tayport will welcome Sauchie back to the Canniepairt this weekend.

Tayport’s Super League fixture at Newtongrange fell victim to the weather last weekend leaving ‘Port with their third idle Saturday in five weeks.

After New Victoria Park failed a morning inspection, there was a chance of playing a re-arranged match at Kelty but their game at Camelon was initially given the go-ahead, leaving John Ovenstone’s team frustrated.

Even more galling was that snow ultimately put paid to that encounter and Kelty also ended up being idle.

So, rooted to the bottom of the table, the Canniepairt outfit will be hoping to get back into competitive action tomorrow when they play host to Sauchie.

As with all matches in the top flight, it will be a tough encounter, as the opposition currently occupy seventh spot.

‘Port do have several games in hand, but have not shown enough form to suggest that a succession of wins is on the horizon.

A first win of the year, however, would act as a major boost to the team.

Player boss Ovenstone has made three recent signings, but, given the postponements over the past month or so, they have not yet had the chance to make a big impact.

Goalkeeper Gavin Sorley has also missed games due to being cup-tied for the Scottish Cup and East of Scotland Cup defeats.

Dale Reid and Danny Cavanagh are the other two arrivals and they will be keen to get more matches under their belts.