Spartans Sink Shipyard

Posted on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Spartans progressed to the 3rd round of the Image Printers Cup with a convincing 7-0 victory away to Burntisland Shipyard.

A good Spartans support travelled over the Forth Road bridge on her 50th Birthday to make the picturesque journey to Burntisland. Those coming unprepared would have left burnt themselves on what was a scorching afternoon in the Kingdom of Fife.

Injury ruled out Keith McLeod and forced Ally MacKinnon and Willie Bremner onto the bench. It allowed a first start for Jack Beacher in almost 12 months following his recovery from a long term injury himself.

Spartans started the game well and opened the scoring after just 8 minutes. Errol Douglas raced onto a through ball from midfield, breaking the offside trap, before the striker played the ball into the box for Sean Muhsin to fire it home.

Shipyard however were determined to play neat football and worked hard to close down any Spartans attack. It took until the 24th minute before a second goal was found. Jack Beesley found space on the right wing and his cross into the box was headed home by Errol Douglas at the front post.

Just four minutes later and Beesley win his side a penalty as he was taken down in the box after getting onto a neat pin point pass from Kevin Motion. It was Motion who stepped up to take the kick and placed the ball in the bottom right corner to further extend the lead.

Dougie Samuel made changes at half time with both Craig Stevenson and Errol Douglas carrying knocks,  bringing on Donal Henretty and Iain Thomson for his first appearance since moving back to the club in the summer.

Spartans continued to push forward and Jack Beesley and sub Ally MacKinnon both hit the woodwork before Sean Muhsin made it four in the 63rd minute, turning home a neat squared pass from Jack Beesley.

Tommo had a excellent 2nd debut for the club in his 45 minute appearance and played a neat ball for Jack Beacher in the 74th minute, allowing the forward to chip the ball over the Shipyard keeper and into the corner of the net to make it five.

Beesley got himself on the scoresheet in the 80th minute after racing onto a high ball from midfielder, cutting inside his marker and blasting the ball into the bottom of the net.

Kevin Motion completed the scoring when he added the seventh in the 83rd minute, firing a ball from the edge of the box under the keeper.

Malt & Hops Man of the Match: Jack Beesley – A superb performance from Jack as he had a couple of assists, won his side a penalty and even got his name on the scoresheet.

Team: Swain, Cennerazzo, Motion, Sivewright, Bruce(McKinnon), Stevenson (Thomson), Beesley, Grant, Douglas, Beacher, Muhsin Unused: Bremner

Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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