24th February 2018 Sauchie Grab The Points

Within the first 5 minutes of today's game we had Fonzie carried off with a bad injury and Dougie Cameron put us 1-0 ahead from a penalty kick after Birse was pushed over. From that point we controlled the first half and never looked like losing a goal. However with five minutes to halftime a bad clearance from sub goalie Mark Stewart gave Sauchie a chance to equalise and that they did with Connor Kelly giving Stewart no chance. Second half was only five minutes old when Dougie Cameron got his and our second goal after he curled it home direct from a corner kick. We looked as though were going on to win this game but the officials had other ideas and a dubious penalty allowed Sauchie to level only after Stewart had saved the kick but Kelly knocked home the rebound to level the match again. Lochee pushed forward and a certain goal looked on the cards after a fantastic cross from McComiskie found Lawson at the back post but his header cleared the bar. Lawson then burst clear with the goal at his mercy but was stopped in his tracks by another poor decision by the 2nd official for offside. Sauchie race up the park and a good cross from the right finds Kelly who squeezes it home to put the visitors 3-2 ahead. Lochee then score a good headed goal byJamie Reid but the 2nd official gives offside against Kirk...another poor decision.

Just to round off the day Sauchie are awarded a second penalty, which was as dubious as the first. However the kick was poorly taken and is now somewhere close to the moon.

Overall a game we should not have lost ! Credit to Sauchie they never gave up.

Written on 24 February 2018