Match report by Jim Davie from yesterday's first friendly match of the season against East Fife
Lochee United 1 East Fife 4
Mini Match Report
In a highly competitive friendly played at Thomson Park Lochee United went down 4-1 to their SPFL opponents.
The visitors took the lead on nine minutes when Kevin Smith fired home from close range, despite Lochee protests that he was offside.
On 23 minutes the home side equalised. Alan Tulleth’s mazy run earned him a corner and Jamie REID slotted the ball home from close range.
Lochee almost took the lead when Scott McComiskie latched on to a superb ball from Keiran McWalter and lobbed the keeper, only to see the ball rebound off the bar.
SMITH put the visitors ahead again on 35 minutes and it stayed that way until half time.
Lochee suffered a blow when their impressive trialist centre half had to go off injured and the reorganised defence began to show signs of flagging in the heat.
On 70 minutes Jonny COURT added a third for the Fifers with McComiskie again hitting the woodwork for Lochee. However, five minutes later Liam Watt tapped home after Craig Thomson had raced to the byline and cut the ball back.
Picture of Jamie Reid from yesterday's match courtesy of Chris Ritchie.
Written on 08 July 2018