Scone have Kirkcaldy in a jam

KIRKCALDY YM ......................... 2

SCONE THISTLE ........................ 0

YM score their second goal against Scone

YM score their second goal against Scone

KIRKCALDY YM got their preparations for this weekend’s game against Kinoull off to a perfect start when they overcame Scone Thistle at Denfield.

The weekend’s game at Perth will go some way to deciding where the league title ends up with both sides still very much in the mix.

But at the weekend it was a laboured Kirkcaldy side who struggled to really break down their stuffy visitors who have won just twice this season.

Credit to Kirkcaldy, though, they stuck to their task and in the end got the three points their perseverance deserved.

For the second week in a row the home side should have been three ahead in the first fifteen minutes.

Several clear cut chances went a begging much to the frustration of the home side’s bench.

The break through did come after 20 minutes, though, when a Dean Elder cut back found Steven Forbes who made no mistake.

The second came a minute from half time and this time it was Gregg Meikle who scored in similar fashion.

The YM fans were expecting their side to step up a gear in the second half and add to the score line.

This never materialised and it was the visitors who had the bulk of the possession.

But despite holding on to the ball well, Scone never really threatened Chris Gay in the YM goal.

Both sides really only fought out a midfield battle with neither ever looking like adding to the scoring.

In the end it was another three points for YM as they keep up their title ambitions but, on reflection, it was played out more like an end of season fixture with nothing at stake.

All roads lead to Perth this Saturday where Kirkcaldy YM will play Kinnoull Juniors at Tulloch Park.

For both clubs its the proverbial six pointer.

YM will be out for revenge for their early season defeat at the hands of the Perth side.

The division is still being led by Dundonald Bluebell and Lochore Welfare with Kirkcaldy and Kinoull in the chasing pack.

YM and Kinoull do, though, have games in hand over the league’s leading pair.

All associated with the YM are hoping there will be a good away travelling support to cheer on the local team, and that this will be rewarded with three points.

The backlog of midweek fixtures has also gone some way to being resolved this week.

As the Press was being sent to print on Wednesday afternoon, Kirkcaldy were scheduled to make the short trip to play Thornton Hibs at Memorial Park.