YM show promise against league leaders

Adam Doig was on the scoresheet for Kirkcaldy YM
Adam Doig was on the scoresheet for Kirkcaldy YM

Blackburn United 2 Kirkcaldy YM 1

It was so near but yet so far for YM as they produced a sterling performance away to league leaders Blackburn United.

With four regulars missing and only two substitutes available, the strong bookies favourites were the homeside

YM gave as good as they got in the first half and went in goaless against there more fancied opponents.

The second half produced three goals.

The home side opened the scoring after 63 minutes when substitute Gary Calvey headed home.

Ten minutes later YM substitute Adam Doig drew the scores level when he bulleted home a header from a David Byrne corner kick.

Blackburn were fortunate to go in front again with eight minutes to play.

A corner kick resulted in a melee inside the area and unfortunately Kyle Fenton turned the ball into his own net.

In the dying minutes YM could have drawn level when Doig was clean through but delayed his shot allowing a home defender to get in a last ditch tackle and clear.

At the end of 90 minutes YM left the field deflated having deserved at least a draw from what was, on paper, one of their toughest fixtures of the season.

It was a very promising display and that elusive win cannot be far away.

This Saturday YM welcome Oakley United to Denfield Park. Kick-off 1.45 p.m.