Tayport prepare for a tough trip to face title chasers

Tayport and Bo'ness will meet again this weekend.
Tayport and Bo'ness will meet again this weekend.

After a two-week break for the festive period, junior football action resumes tomorrow and Tayport will begin the new year with a tough test at Bo’ness United.

Super League points are up for grabs and both clubs are very much in need of a win, for contrasting reasons.

The BUs are chasing the title and currently lie in third place, behind Bonnyrigg Rose and Musselburgh Athletic.

‘Port, on the other hand, are rooted to the bottom of the table and will be looking to close the gap which has set them adrift of the other relegation candidates.

The Newton Parkers have a formidable home record and signed off from 2015 with an emphatic 5-0 win against Penicuik Athletic, while Tayport suffered a late collapse which saw them lose 4-0 at home to Hill o’Beath.

So, the hosts will clearly start as favourites.

Tayport player-manager John Ovenstone, however, has belief that his troops have the quality to match Bo’ness if they can put together the type of performance which saw them defeat Kelty Hearts in the East of Scotland Cup, early in his tenure.

Super League form has been poor though, so Ovenstone and his coaching staff have been working the players hard at training over the last fortnight and it is hoped that ‘Port can start 2016 with a bang.

Kick-off at Newton Park is scheduled for 1.45pm, and supporters requiring further information should phone the Tayport F.C. newsline, on 01382 552755.