Season’s best so far from Burntisland Shipyard

Ben Anthony opens the scoring for ShippyBen Anthony opens the scoring for Shippy
Ben Anthony opens the scoring for Shippy
Burntisland Shipyard produced their best performance of the season so far as they comfortably saw off Lochore Welfare, winning 3-1 at Recreation Park on Saturday.

The only negatives were that more goals might have been scored and the concession of a late goal denying a clean sheet.

Shippy had a great chance in the third minute as Brown found himself clear, however, his lobbed effort from 22 yards over the advancing Jed Crowe lacked direction and was well off target.

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A corner routine then found the unmarked Ben Anthony but his shot lacked the power to trouble the keeper.

B. Anthony saw a strike deflected that Crowe stopped as the Shipyard dominated the early proceedings.

The visitors had their first attempt in the 21st minute, however, Michael Gibb saved well with his legs.

Jay Bridgeford dragged a shot wide before the pressure told and Shippy took the lead on the half hour mark.

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A good build up between Shaun Keatings and Matty Miller set up B. Anthony and his accurate strike found the corner of the net.

Darrell Anthony then capitalised on hesitancy in the visitor’s defence, winning the ball and feeding his brother Ben who in turn unselfishly passed it back and Darrell easily found the net to double the Shippy’s advantage.

Lochore had a headed effort from a set piece off target but it was Shipyard who scored again as the half-time whistle loomed.

The ball was played across the six-yard box and Brown was on hand at the back post to knock the ball into the net.

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Lochore came out for the second half in a more determined fashion which saw them have a lot more of the ball without unduly troubling Gibb in the Shippy goal, though Dean Hunter produced a good block to clear a dangerous attack.

The visitors enjoyed a better spell as the game entered the final fifteen minutes as a shot across the face of goal was diverted for a corner.

There was a header from a corner off target before and identical situation produced a goal for the visitors as Cusick headed home with a few minutes remaining.

Gibb saved well as Lochore sniffed a possible comeback, however that was scuppered as Joe Dawson received a second yellow card.