East Region South Division
Saturday 8th April 2017
Lochgelly Albert 1
Duffy 66mins
Blackburn United 0



The second half began as the first had ended, with the Gardiners Park men calling the shots and just before the hour mark another long Millar throw found Ferguson who headed over. Just after the hour, Page's delivery from the right saw Rennie stoop to head past. However, United quite simply didn't heed the warning and moments later yet another Millar throw was allowed to clear several heads and pick out DUFFY in way too much space and he had little difficulty in planting a simple enough header past an exposed King. Before the end Lochgelly really should have made it two when Rennie burst clear into acres of space behind the Blackburn rearguard but King did exceptionally well to stay big and force him  away from goal. However, with United doing next to nothing in an attacking sense one goal was more than enough to earn the hosts a fully merited three points.


Blackburn United line-up: King, Herriot, Meekison (Wilson 46), Mildren, Drummond, Williamson, Donnelly (Gowans 39), Young, McQuillan, Campbell, Cormack (Marshall 71) Subs (not used): Spence, G.McQuillan

Lochgelly Albert line-up: Rushford, Page, Sutherland, Swan, Millar, Murray, Paterson, Duffy, Ferguson, Elder, Rennie Subs: Brown, Wilson, McEwan, Watt, Ness

Referee: Mr. George MacDonald
South Division Table.....
(Top Six @ Full Time)
Blackburn United
Pumpherston
Dunbar United

1

2

3

4

5

6
Lochgelly Albert
West Calder Utd
Easthouses Lily
Pl
23

24

21

19

24

24
W
19

19

18

12

11

12
D
2

1

1

4

5

2
L
2

4

2

3

8

10
Pts
59

58

55

40

38

38
Match highlights click here
( © Jim McQuillan )
United travelled into Fife to face the only side to have taken points from them at New Murrayfield Park this season and started the likelier side, coming close when a Craig Young free-kick out on the left almost found the head of Andy McQuillan, with the striker only inches away from making contact from plumb in front of goal. At the other end Duffy slipped in Rennie on the right but when his cross arrived at the back post Elder was leaning back and lifted his side foot effort way over the top. A long Millar throw, which was to become a real feature of the game, then caused consternation in the Blackburn box but when the ball landed kindly for Ferguson he could only scoop it into Gavin King's grateful hands. Before the break it was the hosts who again threatened, Sutherland's delivery from deep finding Paterson whose knock down was controlled by Millar but his resultant shot lacked for accuracy.