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Gallacher and Storrie put Kinross to bed

Kinross Colts 3

Duthie 8' Cowe 52' 64'

Fife Southern 8

Donaldson 1', Gallacher 73' 80', Own Goal 9' Storrie 17' 54' 56' Tait 78'
  • Sunday, 21 February 2016
  • The Myre
  • Under 17´s
  • Domestic Supplies 17s League

Craig Edwards | YFS East Region Journalist
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Fife Southern picked up their first league win of the season at a muddy Kinross where the home team are still searching for their first win. A hat-tricks from Oran Storrie, a Andrew Gallacher double, strikes from Harrison Tait and Ryan Donaldson plus an own goal was enough to seal the three points despite goals from Euan Duthie and a double from Sean Cowe for the home side.
 
It took less than a minute for the visitors to put their stamp on the match. The ball was played through midfield and found Ryan Donaldson on the edge of the box. He took a touch before rolling the ball under the keeper to give Fife Southern the perfect start to proceedings.
 
Kinross fought back and seemingly were on top after a rude awakening. Their pressure paid off as a clearance only found Allen Saunders. His speculative shot was too hot to handle for Steven Brasher and Duthie was on hand to slot in the rebound to draw the score level.
 
Fife Southern spent no time in fighting back. Less than 60 seconds after conceding they were back in front. A ball put forward caused chaos within the Kinross defence and it nicked off Tino Antonio Mackay Palacios before bobbling past the stretching Lewis Bathgate and nestling in the back of the net.
 
The visitors were in no mood to give up their lead this time and pressed for a third. Jamie Divertie put an effort wide but not long later Fife Southern got their third to give themselves a little cushion. Storrie got the ball on the edge of the box and volleyed it past the keeper.
 
A tight contest brought few chances with the hosts slightly on top and Liam Murray came close to closing the gap. Fife Southern weren’t to be discounted and Lewis Cox had to clear the ball off the line to stop the visitors increasing their lead.
  • Half Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 1-3
  • Fife Southern
The second half began at a frantic pace and the ball was in the back of the net within three minutes, but Divertie had his goal chalked off for offside.
 
Storrie was next to go close as the visitors looked to finish off their opponents. On 52 minutes however, Duthie played Cowe through and he slotted the ball under Brasher to bring Kinross back into the game.
 
By the time it was game back on, it was game over as Storrie scored a quickfire double. A wonder free kick into the top left corner was followed by another two minutes later when he broke through the hosts defence and showed a cool head by calmly slotting it past the keeper.
 
Kinross weren’t giving the game up just yet however and were given a lifeline when Finn Alexander was tripped inside the box. Cowe placed the ball on the spot before blasting it into the bottom left corner to close the gap.
 
Murray then went very close to making it 5-4, but his shot went millimetres wide of the far post. That missed chance would be punished eight minutes later when Gallacher found space down the right and sweetly struck the ball into the far corner out of the reach of the goalkeeper.
 
Divertie then went close as he forced a save from close range before the resulting corner by Tait swung all the way in despite the best efforts of Cox to keep the ball out as the referee decided it had crossed the line.
 
The scoring wasn’t finished yet as Divertie again tested Bathgate. The keeper couldn’t hold it and Gallacher was on hand to cheekily backheel the ball over the line to the anguish of the home side.
 
A deserved victory for Fife Southern as they aim to kick start their campaign while Kinross still search for that elusive first win of the season.
  • Full Time:
  • Kinross Colts
  • 3-8
  • Fife Southern

Lineups

Kinross Colts
Fife Southern
1. Lewis Bathgate
3. Allen Saunders
4. Lewis Cox
5. Tino Antonio Mackay Palacios
6. Finn Alexander
7. Lewis Caulfield
8. Euan Duthie
10. Liam Murray
13. Aaron Macdonald
17. Robbie Winsborough
67. Sean Cowe
1. Steven Brasher
2. Caleb Jones
3. Luke Smith
5. Angus MacLeod
6. Jamie Divertie
7. Ryan Donaldson
8. Harrison Tait
10. Oran Storrie
11. Andrew Gallacher
13. Ben Slaney
14. Alex Holmes
15. Aidan Mckinlay
16. Nathan Williamson
17. Greg Matheson
18. Liam Grogan
19. Ryan Kennedy
Star Player
Kinross Colts
Fife Southern
Sean Cowe. Scored twice and would have had a hat-trick if not for the fingertips of Steven Brasher.
Andrew Gallacher. Got his hat-trick and scored the vital opener that set the tone for the game.
Magic Moment
Kinross Colts
Fife Southern
Expertly taken penalty by Sean Cowe that looked like it might have got Kinross back in the game.
Delightful free kick by Oran Storrie that flew into the top corner.
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