Independent kicked off and the second half was underway, there was an early chance for Fife as a misplaced pass found Ross Cuthbert 25 yards out on the left side, his long shot was over the keeper’s head but landed wide of the goal. Goal kick Independent.
Independent were coming more in to the game after half time but they found their deficit doubled after Matthew Todd catches the keeper off his line and chips him from 25 yards. Fantastic awareness from Todd. 2-0 Fife after 53 minutes.
Straight from kick off Independent were on the attack with Christian Graham taking it past three men down the left side taking inside on his right and hitting it high and over the bar from a difficult angle. Promising attack from the orange and black side.
Fife were quickly back on the attack with Darren Ormiston but he was fouled by Independent’s Nathan Brown. Free kick to Fife, The ball played was a dangerous one looking like it was going in but it was saved well down to his left by Robeson but the ball falls to Hamish Milne in space for him smash the ball past the keeper into the back of the net. 3-0 Fife with 55 Minutes gone.
Straight away Fife were back looking for their 4th goal, Matthew Todd took the shot from the edge of the box but it was comfortably pushed over the bar by Scott Robeson. The corner was cleared but Todd found himself on the ball again on the edge of the centre circle. Todd took a touch out and played a fantastic through ball to put Lewis Sawers one-on-one with the ‘keeper but the linesman flagged for offside.
Max Bendle was the first player of the match to be booked for tugging Lewis Crosbie on the left wing. The free kick was played in to Darren Ormiston who took it into the left side of the 6 yard box but Nathan Brown made a very good last ditch block to deny Fife their 4th goal of the evening.
Shortly after Independent won a free kick and Ryan McCarthy Lee was booked for kicking the ball away. The ball was then played into the box from the centre circle and was headed away by strongly McCarthy.
Independent had their best chance of the game when Sam Walker played a beautiful ball into the box but Cameron Murray hit it just wide on the volley. A fantastic cross that deserved a goal at the end of it.
The closing 10 minutes saw continued pressure from Independent forcing a decent save from Craig Richardson down to his left side. The ball was played right back in and falls to a defender but his volleyed clearance was sliced high and towards his own net, the ball was cleared off the line and out for a corner. The corner comes to nothing but independent won a free kick minutes later. Sam Walker struck the ball sweetly over the wall and on to the underside of the bar, Independent players called for a goal but the ball did not cross the line. It remained 3-0 Fife.