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0-2 (Loss)

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12 February 2022, 14:30:00

The Canniepairt

McBookie Midlands Football League

Tayport FC 0 - 2 Broughty Athletic
12/02/22
2:30pm Kick Off
The Canniepairt
Midlands Football League

Match Report by Charlotte Wilde
Photographs by Ryan Masheder

At a damp and dreary Canniepairt, Tayport’s 11 game undefeated streak came to an end against Broughty Athletic. The team were looking for success, but the visitors took home the 3 points with a strong performance. Tayport Captain Jamie Hume was back in action after missing the last 2 matches through injury.
The game started with fast paced, high energy from both teams, but with the home side having more of the chances. A Jamie Gill free kick only a couple of minutes in gave Daniel Dorovic a chance to score from the box but his shot was hit out by Broughty keeper Sean Diamond. Defender Bradie Heggie also has a fantastic shot from outside the box, but his strike hit the crossbar. Another goal scoring opportunity for Gill came 10 minutes into the match. He ran down the line and into the box but Diamond once again saved his shot.
Despite all of Tayport’s opportunities, it was Broughty Athletic who got the first goal of the game in the 16th minute. A Josh Skelly strike flew over Tayport keeper Darren Brown, putting the away side ahead. Tayport then suffered another blow when defender Craig Sturrock had to be subbed off through injury only a few minutes after they had conceded.
The rain became much heavier and for the next 20 minutes the game slowed down a lot. Skelly had another attempt on goal for Broughty but it was saved by Brown. There were a couple of chances from Dorovic and Gill, but neither could get the ball in the back of the net. Jamie McCabe also had a great opportunity to equalise. A Ryan Paterson free kick into the box was punched out by Diamond. The ball fell to McCabe but his shot was saved by the Broughty keeper.
In the 39th minute, Broughty Athletic got their 2nd goal. Finlay Baird’s shot was hit away by Brown but it landed at Skelly’s feet who then slipped it into the centre of the net. The teams went into half time with the away side leading 2-0.
Out for the next 45 minutes and it was Broughty who dominated this half of the match, even though neither side had many great opportunities. Soon after kick off Greig McNaughton had a chance to further their lead but his shot was headed out by Jamie Hume. The away side also defended well. Paterson’s corner for Tayport was easily cleared by Bradley Smith. 20 minutes into the second half, a Rikki Gillespie corner for the away side found David Rae in the box, but Rae’s header went over the crossbar.
A foul on Gill 10 minutes from the end of the match meant Tayport had a free kick just outside of the box. Paterson took it but the ball just went wide of the post. The last action of the match was another chance for the away team. Substitute Derryn Kesson took a shot but that also went just wide of the post. It was definitely a much quieter second half and the game ended 2-0 to Broughty Athletic.
After the match, Tayport manager Eddie Wolecki Black said the “better team won” but he was still proud of the unbeaten run they had and that he will “build the players back up this week”.

Tayport Team:
1. Darren Brown
2. Bradie Heggie
3. Craig Sturrock (Joyce)
4. Greg McColm
5. Jamie Hume (C)
6. Kris Rollo
7. Jamie McCabe (K. Sturrock)
8. Ryan Paterson
9. Paul Sludden
10. Daniel Dorovic
11. Jamie Gill
Substitutes:
12. Kieran Sturrock
13. Louis Joyce
14. Ross Cameron
15. Aidan Cobb (Trialist)
16. Jamie Mackie
20. Gary Thain

Broughty Athletic Team:
1. Sean Diamond
2. Greig McNaughton
3. Greg Warwick
5. David Rae
7. Ryan Ferguson
8. Finlay Baird
9. Josh Skelly
10. Bradley Smith
11. Jamie Reid
15. Grant Paterson
16. Rikki Gillespie
Substitutes:
4. Ben Sivewright
6. Daryl McKenzie
12. Derryn Kesson
14. Ross McNaughton
17. Louis Anderson
18. Ryan Winter
20. Elliot Smith

Broughty Athletic