Tayport looking to keep pace with league leaders

Daniel Sanchez (right) was praised by boss John Ovenstone.
Daniel Sanchez (right) was praised by boss John Ovenstone.

After last weekend’s pulsating 4-3 win against Haddington, Tayport will be looking to record a second successive East Premier League victory when they meet Whitburn.

‘Port have already beaten ‘Burn this season, winning by three goals to one on the Canniepairt in August.

Dale Reid, with a brace, and Liam Ross were the scorers in a game which Tayport dominated.

Player-boss John Ovenstone will be looking for a similarly positive performance tomorrow, having been disappointed by the overall display last weekend.

“Credit to everyone involved for coming back from 3-1 down and getting the win, but for 80 minutes, we deserved nothing,” said the gaffer.

The manager did praise a couple of players in particular and they are likely to have a significant role to play tomorrow.

“Special mention to Daniel Sanchez and Stuart Walton in the middle of the park,” he said.

“We said at half-time that someone had to take the game by the scruff of the neck and they did that.

“Daniel never stops and Stuart really came to the the fore in that second half.”

Attention now turns to the Whitburn match and a win would see ‘Port at least keep in touch with the top four.

Jamie Mackie will be available for selection.

Kick-off at Central Park is 1.30pm.