The Jags continued their excellent recent form this afternoon, by claiming all three points in a tight match at Tayport’s The Canniepairt.
In a match of few clear chances it was the hosts who were to take the lead after 35 minutes when Tayport won the ball in midfield and fed the ball to Gill who sped down the left wing past McKay before slotting past Sorley at the back post.
Jags were to go into the break level however when a Mackenzie throw in from the left was crossed into the box by Sanchez. It looked odds on that the ball would be collected by home keeper Jack Shaw, however perhaps blinded by the blistering Fife sunshine he fumbled his catch and the ball fell kindly for Aaron Carlon who made no mistake from five yards.
With both teams cancelling each other out in the second half it took a masterly substitution from Scone Gaffer Derek Lawson with ten minutes left to change the game in the visitors’ favour, with Darren Gray being introduced for the hard working and tiring Calum Black.
90 seconds later the former Blue Brazilian had sealed all three points for the Jags by capping off a brilliant attacking move.
Mackenzie gathered the ball in midfield before picking out the run of substitute Max Avolio on the left wing, he played a good 1-2 with Carlon before a looping cross into the centre that saw Shaw misjudge the flight of the ball and rush out only to collide with Ross Mitchell, Gray connected with the oncoming ball at the back of the box to place a great volley into the back of the net.
Shaw compounded his woes by being sent off for something he had said to referee Gordon McCabe before the home side’s 10 men had their best chance of the second half deep into injury time when a corner from the right was met by Robertson but flew wide of goal.
The win sees Scone move into fourth place in the table with only goal difference separating them and third placed Lochee United.
Elsewhere, leaders Carnoustie Panmure continued their winning ways with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Downfield and there was an even higher score at Whitton Park as second place Broughty Athletic defeated Luncarty 6-3. The aforementioned Lochee United were to taste defeat on their travels to neighbours North End, the game ending in a 3-1 win for the the hosts and it was honours even in the West Angus derby as in another high scoring match as Forfar West End and Kirrimuir Thistle shared six goals.
The up to date table and form chart is available here.
Next up for Scone is next week’s Perthshire derby as the Jags travel to neighbours Luncarty in league action. The match has a 2.30pm kick off.