Gala Fairydean Colts came from two goals down to steal a 5-2 win with a spirited second half performance. Currie took the game by the scruff of the neck in the first half with two quick-fire goals and deserved their lead at half time but Gala never gave up and secured the win late on with two goals adding gloss to the scoreline.
The game kicked off and immediately the pace was frantic with both sides looking to assert themselves and take control of the game. It was Currie who created the first real chance when Oliver Leavy whipped a ball across but Ross McDermid’s shot came back off the post.
Gala responded well and created a couple of chances soon after. Josh Third picked up the ball after a corner was half cleared but his shot was just too high to trouble Sulci Sandner in the Currie goal. Robbie Johnston played a ball over the Currie defence which Cammy Finlayson latched onto but again his shot dipped just over the bar.
It was Currie’s turn to respond and that was exactly what they did with two quick goals. Firstly Leavy got the break of the ball and ran clear of the Gala defence and showed real composure to stroke the ball past Kyle Cockburn.
Just two minutes later it was 2-0 when a quick throw-in fell to Christopher Laidlaw and his purposeful run created space for a curling shot which nestled in the far corner. It was a very well worked goal and it was quick thinking from Laidlaw to fire an early shot goalwards.
Gala needed a quick route back into the match and they created two good chances before half time to do just that. Sam Cockburn broke forward but his shot was again just too high before a freekick (which was initially saved) fell to Martin Smith but the Sandner was alert to save Currie and maintain their lead.