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Tayport triumph at the Canniepairt
Tayport 7 – Brechin Vics 0
Tayport continued their winning start to the season with a phenomenal 7-0 victory over Brechin Vics at the Canniepairt last weekend. Tayport got off to a flying start, their first goal came straight from kick off as Dayle Robertson put the home side 1-0 up inside the first minute. It didn’t take long for Tayport to break again as Jamie Gill played in Robertson for the second inside 12 minutes.
Tayport tried their luck for a third, Robertson with the strike again but the keeper managed to catch it comfortably. However it wasn’t long before they managed to put one in the back of the net, this time it was Jamie McCabe with the goal to put the home side 3-0 up inside 20 minutes and it was looking to be a long afternoon for Brechin Vics. Things only continued to get worse for the away side as Tayport remained in control of the game. The fourth goal came in the 27th minute, when Tayport’s free kick was headed in by Robertson to complete his hattrick and put the side four goals up.
Tayport’s fourth came shortly after from Robertson again, taking the ball round the keeper to slot it home and make it four for the striker and five for the home side. The first half came to a close with Tayport comfortably in the lead after a dominating start to the match.
As the second half got underway Tayport were looking keen to score more, Brechin also looked keen to score with a lot more action in Tayport’s half than there had been in the previous 45 minutes. However it wasn’t quite enough and Tayport’s sixth came in the 69th minute from substitute Zak Wilson. The seventh shortly after, this time from another substitute Gordon Norrie, the fresh legs were clearly paying off. Another few chances for Tayport, including a shot from Gill that hit the post, but none of them found the back of the net. The remaining twenty minutes played out with Tayport very much in control, Brechin hardly got a look in and the full time whistle blew with Tayport taking the clean sheet and all three points from the game.
Speaking after the match, manager Chris MacPherson was delighted with the performance, saying “I thought we thoroughly deserved the win and we were unlucky not to get a few more goals.” His man of the match? “I’m going to get a lot of stick for not giving it to Dayle but I’ve got to go with Brad Ness, I thought he played brilliantly and I’m all about keeping clean sheets.”
Looking ahead to next week when Tayport face Dundee Violet away from home, MacPherson said “We played them in a friendly and it could have gone either way, so we’ll have to see what happens, but hopefully we’ll keep that winning mentality.”
A sensational performance from the home side and a thoroughly deserved win. Next week sees the boys taking on Dundee Violet away from home in a 13.45 kick off.
1 Gary Thain
2 Bradie Heggie
4 Brad Ness
5 Greg White
3 Craig Sturrock (replaced by 14)
7 Jamie Gill
6 Louis Joyce (replaced by 15)
8 Kris Rollo (replaced by 12)
11 Frazer Wilson
10 Jamie McCabe
9 Dayle Robertson
20 Jack Shaw
14 Zak Wilson
12 Gordon Norrie
15 Greg Breen