Kennoway made to pay the penalty

Gavin Gray makes it 2-0 to Kennoway.
Gavin Gray makes it 2-0 to Kennoway.

Most people would have had KSH as firm favourites for this DJ Laing East Of Scotland cup tie considering the previous result between the two sides when Kennoway ran out 8-0 victors.

True to form KSH had the bulk of play early on with Wilson managing to ghost into good positions behind the home defence, only to pass up the opportunities to open the scoring.

Skipper Kevin Byers burst into action picking the ball up in the centre of the pitch, he showed all his skill and drive as he weaved past three players as he entered the penalty area, he then produced a calm composed slide rule finish and a goal his team deserved.

With two minutes of the half remaining a diagonal ball into the box picked out the unmarked Chris Gay, the midfielder showed great awareness as he rolled the ball into the path of G.Gray for the striker to prod the ball home almost on the goal line.

The home side got a lifeline when the ball broke to Brady who advanced into the penalty box where Boylan caught the wide man with a mistimed tackle.

The referee immediately pointed to the spot.

Gilhooley took responsibility and struck the ball straight down the centre.

They grabbed an equaliser when Brady sent a hooked effort toward an unguarded goal.

The 90 minutes were up and the game was to be decided on penalty kicks.

The home side were first up and they made no mistake as the first penalty was dispatched beyond Paterson’s reach.

Boylan and Lornie scored for KSH as the home side went 3-2 up in the shoot out.

Gay was next to take for KSH, Holliday dived high to his right to fingertip the ball to safety.

Byers netted for Kennoway but the Stoneyburn players waited in anticipation as Poland stepped up and rifle the ball home for a dramatic win.

Kennoway : Paterson, Doig, Brewster, Lee, Craig, Boylan, Gay, Byers, B.Gray, Wilson, G.Gray,

Subs: Lornie Shaw Band Sutherland

Next game is at home against Edinburgh Utd.