The second half started the same way as the first half finished as Callan Burns volleyed in a fantastic cross from West Fife's captain Alan Paradowski, five minutes after the restart to make it four.
Burns nearly got a second straight away as he forced Rumford to a good save from distance, minutes after his goal.
15 minutes into the second half, substitute Jake Mclean entered the pitch and with his first touch of the game saw a goal from the heavens be produced with a strike from just under 30 yards nestle into the top left corner, to create the fifth of the afternoon for the away side. Not a bad way to introduce yourself to a game.
Kelty managed to pull one back after Scott was finally rewarded for his tough job upfront against a very organised defence. Daniel Robertson showed great strength to get past his man and find Scott who turned his defender and found the far corner just after the hour mark. Kelty immediately got a second after Scott was played through and showed great composure to take it around United’s keeper Paul Peters and slot it into the empty net to double his tally for the day.
The game finally went quiet for a while, until West Fife’s Sam Brown made a strong run but was denied from range by the keeper, in the 72nd minute.
Kelty straight away went up the other end and won themselves a corner. It was taken quickly and given short as trialist McHugh danced past two players and hit a lovely curled shot at the edge of the box which found the bottom left corner. Kelty started to believe.
West Fife were struggling as Kelty were attacking wave after wave looking for the late goals they desired. They were finally granted a chance when McHugh showed off once again his very fancy footwork and managed to win a penalty with a minute to go. McHugh stepped up himself and only just managed to find the bottom right corner as Peters couldn’t get a strong enough hand on it in the last minute of regulation time.
With seconds remaining and Kelty only one goal behind, the ball was lumped forward and Scott used his body well as the exhausted defence were chasing after him. Peters came off his line but it wasn’t enough to stop Aaron Scott who poked it past him and saw the ball trickle over the line to claim his hattrick and more importantly complete the comeback in the second minute of injury time to make it five a piece.
Kelty Hearts can’t be commended enough after such an inspiring comeback. Showing that no matter what the score is, they are willing to fight. Not letting their heads go down after the fifth was an incredibly tough ask but the heroically managed to pull through. Special mentions should go to the goal scorers Scott and McHugh who were both a nightmare for the defence. If Kelty play the way they did in the final twenty for the remainder of the season, they could do very well.
As for West Fife United, they played tremendous football all over the park - for an hour. However, as teams of any level are prone to doing is losing their concentration after having what appears to be a comfortable lead, especially when you are five in front. Special recognition goes to Eddouss who was superb while on the pitch, with some sensational footwork as well as a real hunger to win the ball back. As well as Mclean, just for that outrageous goal, that few would dare for their first touch of the game.