We lacked the guile to break Saints down

Tayport's loss to St Andrews has given Dave Baikie food for thought.
Tayport's loss to St Andrews has given Dave Baikie food for thought.

Tayport manager Dave Baikie admitted his side needs to be more creative to pick up wins in the Super League.

The Canniepairt gaffer said his side had “lacked guile” following their 4-1 Super League defeat at the hands of St Andrews United on Wednesday.

It was a disappointing reversal for a Tayport side high on confidence after only being pegged back by league stalwarts Linlithgow Rose deep into injury time at the weekend.

For Baikie, the derby loss had been a bad day at the office.

He said: It was very disappointing.

“We had 60-40 possession before we went down to ten men, but we lacked the guile to break St Andrews down.

“We gave away two goals in the first half and weren’t able to take our own chances when they came.

“Losing the third goal so early in the second half was a real blow, as that was a case of game over.

“We’d had a great performance at Linlithgow on the Saturday, but once again couldn’t produce the goods on our own park.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s home match against Newtongrange Star, Baikie will certainly not be underestimating the challenge.

“With due respect to St Andrews, I believe Newtongrange are a better team, so we will have to regroup and really raise out game if we want to gain a positive result this weekend.”

Kick-off against Newtongrange, on the Canniepairt, is scheduled for 2.30pm.