‘Port look to build on Camelon win

Kevin Milne has left the club
Kevin Milne has left the club

Having recorded their first win of the season last weekend, Tayport will look to make further progress tomorrow when they travel to meet Broxburn Athletic.

The win against Camelon provided a boost for the Canniepairt outfit, who had been winless in their four previous matches.

Going into the game against Camelon, there had been another blow, with the departure of last season’s top scorer, Kevin Milne.

The striker had set his heart on a move to Downfield, who play in the third tier of the East Region set-up, and the move eventually went through with Connor Macleod moving to Tayport as part of the deal.

Macleod made his debut against Camelon and impressed manager Dave Baikie.

“Connor made a good contribution,” he said.

“He has a bit of pace and likes to run at defenders.

“He’s obviously just finding his feet with us at the moment and is a young guy who is going to get even better.”

Looking at the match as a whole, Baikie was delighted with the result.

“I thought we were the better side in the first half and had more possession than Camelon,” said the gaffer.

“We had a great chance to open the scoring and had a good shape, with Kris Rollo and Ryan Suttie doing well in their roles, especially in the first half.

“We then got the two-goal cushion early in the second half.”

Baikie acknowledged that there is still much room for improvement from his team, saying: “When Camelon pulled one back we started making mistakes and poor decisions.

“We gave the ball away too often, so there are lessons to be learned. We need to be able to cope better under pressure, but that will come.”

In addition to Connor Macleod, Drew Fleming also made his debut on Saturday.

He performed well, but will face competition for a starting jersey against Broxburn as Neil Docherty has returned from holiday.

Scott Finlay also returns.