Match Roundup Saturday 7th March

Monday 9 March 2020

Saturday 7th March saw two teams in action as the men’s 3rd team completed their Bucs 4B league campaign whilst the men’s amateur team travelled to Falkland to play against Kinross in the Championship League Cup. Unfortunately neither of the sides came out with anything to show for the game as the 3s went down by 6 goals to 3 and despite the amateur team drawing in normal time they suffered defeat via a penalty shoot out.

For the 3s they didn’t get off to a great start, conceding two early goals before then losing goalkeeper Nolan Alyward to a concussion just before the break which forced centre back Alex Latto to play the remainder of the game in goals. The 3s did manage to pull one back right on half time courtesy of an Ali McCauley strike from inside the box after his initial shot was saved by the Aberdeen 3s goalkeeper. Sub Jason Kwok then pulled the 3s level early in the second half from close range after a shot from outside the box bounced back off the post and into his path. The saints could not get ahead though when on top and it was the away team that took control again notching 3 fairly quick goals to kill the contest before adding a 6th with a few minutes to spare. Charles Pringle did manage to get on the scoresheet with one of the last plays of the game. The defeat means that the 3s finish with back to back defeats which will disappoint the group who will feel as though they deserve more of a points return this season. A special thank you to leavers Nicholas Lewis and Duncan Fraser for not only their efforts over this season but their 4 years within the programme. We all wish you well for the future and hope that you will stay connected with the club via our alumni network.

For the amateur team it was a day of frustration as they tried to get to grips with the tricky playing surface. The team went a goal behind early in the game but rallied from that point on to have a right go at the opponents and have large spells of domination without being able create much. Will McIlveen did pull the saints level prior to half time but the team could not get the decisive winning goal and the match went to penalties. With a recent good record in both Bucs and Fife league penalty action confidence was high going into the spot kicks however misses from Jimmy Thompson and Will McIlveen saw the saints lose 5-3.


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