Sleepy Swallows suffer 2-1 loss


FIFE Thistle opened strongly in this meaningless Usher Cup tie and had all the early play as St Monans Swallows appeared to be in slumber mode.

It was no surprise, therefore, when the away team opened the scoring.

Marr made a fine diving save but when the ball broke loose the Thistle forward rolled the ball into the net.

Swallows had a few near misses as they attempted to equalise but failed to capitalise and went in at the interval a goal down.

The second half started evenly until a Thistle forward was brought down in the box by the ‘keeper.

However, he redeemed himself by blocking the resultant penalty with his legs.

The let-off seemed to waken the home team and after a good spell of pressure Wishart drove the ball home to square things up.

Just as it seemed the game would end in a draw a long through ball was missed by keeper ‘Marr and the opposing striker walked the ball into the empty net to win the points.

A disappointing end to the season for Swallows should not diminish a wonderful second half in the league, which took the team from virtual relegation to a mid-table place.

Match day sponsor was Jimmy Harper.