Injury time agony for travel sick Tayport

Sauchie v Tayport - Kris Rollo strikes to put Tayport 1-0 up.
Sauchie v Tayport - Kris Rollo strikes to put Tayport 1-0 up.

An equaliser four minutes into injury time denied Tayport their first away Super League win of the season as they drew 1-1 at Sauchie.

The result leaves Dave Baikie’s men sitting just one place and one point above the league’s bottom spot which is occupied by St Andrews.

For manager Baikie it was a case of two points dropped, although the boss did take encouragement from the second half performance.

He said:“It was disappointing as it’s another game where we’ve snatched a draw from the jaws of victory.

“That said, a neutral would have said that a draw was a fair result.

“Sauchie had the lion’s share of the first half and, after ten minutes of the second, we became stronger.”

Sam Morris made several solid stops to keep Sauchie at bay and it was Tayport who broke the deadlock in the 76th minute.

Skipper Grant Lawson worked a crossing opportunity and when the ball was delivered into the area it found Kris Rollo who belted the bouncing ball into the roof of the net.

’Port had earlier gone close when Steven McPhee cut infield from the right and fed striker Matty Adam whose effort hit the side netting.

As time ebbed away, Tayport survived concerted pressure from the home team, but, just when it seemed that the worst was over, central defender Paul Thomson was penalised for his challenge on Davie Winters.

The referee pointed to the spot and to compound matters, Ruaridh Donaldson’s protest earned him a second yellow card, leaving Tayport with ten men.

Winters converted the spot kick.

Tayport - Morris, McCulley, Donaldson, Tonner(Mann), Thomson, Rollo, Lawson, Robertson, Adam, McPhee, Mair(Donachie).

Tayport will be on the road again tomorrow with a trip to Volunteer Park to take on Armadale Thistle, again in the Super League.