Tayport Walking Football Update
Update from Tayport FC’s Walking Football coordinator Paul Berg. We were back in action, at the Regional Performance Centre Dundee, last Sunday (April 3rd) for our second set of league games. Due to players being either injured, out the country or attending the Raith Rovers Cup final or the Rangers v Celtic game, we had a much changed squad from our first set of games, including the absence of our leading scorer, Colin Hardie and team Captain, Andy Blackburn. Nevertheless we got off to a positive start winning our first game, against Fife Wanderers, 2-0 John Boyle scoring both goals, but we definitely missed too many chances to put the game beyond our opponents, but a win is a win and 3 points. Next up were Montrose, who had already been beaten twice earlier, and conceded 5 goals. Again despite having the majority of possession, we struggled to get a shot on target, but again John scored midway through the game, and we scraped home winning 1-0. Last up were Fairfield, who earlier had drawn 1-1 with Arbroath and 0-0 with Carnoustie. If ever a game got away from us, this was it. We had the most up possession and most shots, 12 to their 6, but again only 2 on target. We defended well, until, with time running out, the team decided to go more on attack than defending, and Fairfield had 2 attacks, and caught us out of position and scored on both occasions, winning 2-0, a hard defeat to take. Nevertheless, due to other results going our way, we moved up 1 place and currently lie 4th in the table, just 1 point off second spot. Our next league appearances is on Sunday May 1st, at the same venue, where two of our four matches will be against league leaders St. James and last seasons runners up, Raith Rovers. We are also looking to start an evening midweek training session, so if you are interested in trying walking football, either email Paul at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07831-535555 for more information.