4 - 2
4 - 2
League (Division One)
Alan Gordon (1)
Stan Quinn (o.g.) (5)
Kenny Cameron (54)
Doug Smith (pen.) (60)
Ian Whitehead (7)
Brian Lannon (62)
Ian Scott for Kenny Cameron (56)
Robert Greenlees (Lochgelly) (Referee)
This match has no report.
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|Ian Scott (sub)||24||4||-||72||19|
No league table has been added for this season.
After the bitter disappointment of our eliminaton froni the Fairs Cup, it's back to League football again and this afternoon we simply must get back in the groove.
Our visitors today are Ayr United, a side we have had a fair measure of success against in recent times.
As we have failed to win any of our last four home games it is absolutely essential we start picking up full points at every chance. Our league position, at the present time, is far from impressive and as the chase is now well under way for places in next year's big competitions, we really must start improving.
With regard to Wednesday's game, one must congratulate Sparta on a fine
performance away from home. I would without any hesitation, they raised their game considerably and were much more impressive than they were in Prague.
Against this, our boys failed to repeat the form they showed in the first game although, once again, luck was right against them. It was a real blow losing Kenny Cameron with a muscle pull before the game and added to the absence of Donaid Mackay and Andy Rolland, this forced another reshuffle.
On the subject of goals . . .or the lack of them . . .I put forward the view the chances are not being created for the men up front. All too often the direct route to goal is ignored in preference for elaborate passing moves and against a defensive set-up like Sparta'sthis was fatal.
But I would like to pay tribute to Dennis Gillespie and Alan Gordon. After a long absence, Dennis came into the side at the last minute and gave us everything he had. In the middle Alan managed to grab one goal and with
better service could well have made it a joy night for us.
It is quite some time since we managed to win a game by two goals and with the half-way mark of the season coming up . . .a difficult spell at any time . . . this will have to end soon.
Our opponents today have had a quiet season so far and I feel we can
get back among the points . . . and goals again ! This is the confidence
boost we are looking for today.