Comrie Rovers 6
A GREAT show from Comrie moved them up to third in the table with games in hand over the teams above them.
The first 10 minutes were frustrating for the home side, as Graham Abernethy and Peter Reilly missed good chances and David Young missed from six yards out with the goal gaping.
The deadlock was broken after 15 minutes when Young floated a corner to the back post and Zbigniew Ksiazak beat his marker to bullet a header into the back of the net. In the next 20 minutes the home side pounded the Kinrossie goal, with Reilly and Ksiazak both going close with headers.
Kinrossie put some pressure on Rovers with quick breaks but on each occasion the defence, marshalled by Richard Muir, held firm and Raymond Stevenson’s goal went untroubled.
Five minutes into the second half Rovers were two up. Lee Jack won a corner and Young floated a great ball into the box to be met by the head of Abernethy.
Rovers were now in full flow and Reilly got on the end of a cross, beating his man to slot the ball past the keeper and make the score 3-0.
Ten minutes later he grabbed another, taking the ball past two defenders and firing home from 12 yards out to make the score 4-0 on the hour mark.
Kinrossie broke away from the kick-off and Ian Shepherd misjudged a header to let an attacker through on goal. As he steadied himself to shoot Stevenson bravely dived at his feet to smother the ball and then set up another attack.
Substitute Brian MacLean got the next when Abernethy smashed the ball across the six-yard line and evaded his marker and stretched to poke it home.
Ksiazak, Rovers’ man of the match, grabbed his second of the afternoon moments later after some great work on the right by David Sinclair and Abernethy.
A minute later a great Rovers’ move had the ball in the back of the net again but the referee blew for offside, denying Reilly his hat-trick.
With only a couple of minutes to go Sinclair burst forward into midfield and smashed a shot goalwards from fully 25 yards but the keeper tipped the ball round the post.