Tayport look to close the gap on Fauldhouse

Tayport survive some late Sauchie pressure
Tayport survive some late Sauchie pressure

After gaining a point last weekend, Tayport will be hoping to further close the gap on second bottom Fauldhouse United tomorrow.

‘Hoose are currently five points ahead of bottom placed ‘Port, who have one game in hand.

Victory, therefore, would move Tayport to within touching distance of their relegation rivals.

John Ovenstone’s men took a step in the right direction against Sauchie on Saturday.

‘Port produced an encouraging performance in the 2-2 draw, with the player-boss keen to focus on the positives.

“I can’t praise the players highly enough,” he said.

“A couple of big decisions went against us and Sauchie were able to pull the two goals back, but we showed the heart and desire to keep going.

“I was really pleased with the reaction when Sauchie equalised. We went on to create a few chances and when the opposition applied pressure, we put bodies on the line and kept them at bay.”

With Tayport having been two goals up, Ovenstone admitted to being disappointed by the result but believes his charges have what it takes to start moving up the table. “We have to make sure we take the same attitude and desire into our next match and put together a run of positive results, to start moving up the league and I think we’re capable of doing just that.”

There is now greater competition for starting jerseys, with Stefan Elvin the only player carrying an injury.

Kick-off at Parkview is 2.30pm.