Kennoway Star Hearts 2-0 Dalkeith Thistle

Adam Mansouri breaks forward for Kennoway Star HeartsAdam Mansouri breaks forward for Kennoway Star Hearts
Adam Mansouri breaks forward for Kennoway Star Hearts
The last fixture of 2020 for KSH saw Dalkeith travel to Treaton Park in what was one of the few games to go ahead in Fife at the weekend.

A blistering start from Kennoway saw Wallace feed the ball wide to Mansouri.

The striker showed some good pace as he burst past his marker before firing a low ball across the face of the goal.

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The game was played in difficult conditions with the pitch cutting up by the minute but it was the home side who took the lead.

Watson won the ball on the half-way line before playing an inch perfect pass into Mansouri’s path.

The striker showed some pace and power before playing the ball across the six yard line to strike partner Payne.

The striker’s effort was blocked with the ball diverted back to Mansouri whose deft touch and a first time finish saw the ball nestle in the corner of the net.

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Dalkeith were subdued in the final third with very few goalmouth chances of their own.

The woodwork denied the home side on the stroke of half time again when a Payne cross was hooked towards the target by Hughes. The Dalkeith goalkeeper may have got a touch on the ball before it struck the post.

The away side were thrown a lifeline when KSH went down to ten men when Couper received a second yellow then a red card for a foul.

From the resultant free kick McPartlin found himself inside the penalty area before hitting a shot into the side net.

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Dalkeith’s big chance arrived when Fairnie smashed the ball towards goal from eight yards only to be denied by a good save from Brodie.

With 12 minutes to go Dalkeith received a red card of their own when Leslie was dismissed for foul and abusive language.

Kennoway looked the more composed team as the minutes counted down.

A goal right at the death was no more than the home side deserved.

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Black collected a defensive header from Griffin in the middle of the park, the winger played the ball to Brand who swept the ball forward to Bryce.

Some fine interplay between Bryce and Hogg saw the former place his shot low to the keeper`s left,

Dowie again made the save but his effort was in vain as Hogg followed up to clip the ball into the unguarded goal.

KSH MoM: Ally Griffin.

KSH: Brodie, Mair, Griffin, Couper, Wallace, Hughes, Watson, Brand, Collins, Mansouri, Payne.

Subs: Bryce, Roberts, Hogg, Black, Thomson, CJ Thomson.

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