It’s win or bust for Tayport in relegation battle

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Having claimed three vital East Super League points against Linlithgow last weekend, Tayport have renewed hope of surviving in the top flight.

The situation is now straightforward, in that ‘Port must win their one remaining fixture against Bo’ness to stay up.

Anything less will lead to relegation.

Ideally, manager John McGlashan would like to build on the momentum of the victory at Prestonfield, but the date of the Bo’ness fixture has not yet been confirmed – although Saturday, June 4, appears most likely.

“A couple of dates have been mentioned and we can find pros and cons for both,” said the gaffer.


“There is no perfect date, but we will be prepared for it and we’ll certainly be very much up for the challenge.”

Bo’ness, who have serious aspirations of retaining the championship, are in the midst of a hectic spell of games.

Having had a couple of midweek matches, they face a crunch encounter with rivals Linlithgow Rose tomorrow.

So, it may well be that the outcome of the title race will be known before Tayport have to travel to Newton Park.

Understandably, McGlashan was delighted with his side’s resolve in Saturday’s remarkable victory.

“The players showed unbelievable spirit to win that game,” he said.

“It was one of the best team efforts that I’ve been part of.

“It was great to get three goals, but what was even more impressive was the desire to get all three points.

“We demonstrated a real winning mentality.”

While the dramatic closing stages will live long in the memory, the boss was keen to praise the team’s first half display as well.

“We played well from the start of the match and created numerous chances,” he said.

“It was one of these games that you couldn’t take your eyes off.”