Seniors secure win over Tynecastle with minutes to spare

Posted on Saturday, September 4th, 2010

The Seniors beat Tynecastle 2-0 today after a match which saw Tynecastle threaten an equaliser for most of the second half.

Spartans took the lead after 35 minutes through Omar Kader who, after great work by Keith McLeod, struck it past the Tynecastle keeper to a huge cheer from the Ainslie Park faithful. Spartans retained their lead going into the break as manager Mike Lawson looked to consolidate Spartans position with a quick goal in the second half.

This wasn’t to be however and Tyncastle dominated large sections of play in the first 20 minutes of the 2nd half. Fortunately for Spartans, despite this pressure, very little in the way of solid chances materialised. Spartans came close when Gavin Malin shot over the bar from close range and later in the second half when Keith McLeod seemed to take just one touch too many in front of an open goal, having left the Tynie keeper stranded. Gavin Malin continued the ‘nearly’ theme with a header which he put inches wide when perhaps it would have been easier to score.

Eventually the second goal came, and it was Man of the Match Omar Kader who played a great ball through for Gavin Malin, who made no mistake this time and secured the win with only 4 minutes of the 90 remaining.

Not a classic by any means, but three hard won points which may come in handy at the business end of the season.

Team: Flockhart, O’Donnell, Sievewright, Townsley, Hoskins, Beesley (Etale), Manson, Malin, Kader, Henretty, McLeod.

Man of the Match: Omar Kader, for once again striking fear into an opposition defence. Even more scared are Spartans fans who are panicking about how we will manage without him once he departs for London at the end of the month.

Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 27th April
Opponent: Peterhead
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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