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Dalkeith Thistle FC
Burntisland Shipyard
Sat 8 Dec 14:30 - League Full time Attendance 50

Jags beat Burtisland Shipyard

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The Jags made heavy weather of this game despite the final scoreline, only winning thanks to two injury time goals, a controversial penalty from Ryan McQueenie and a goal from Connor Glenholmes.

On a bitterly cold day the Jags were looking for enhance their recent good form by picking up all the points on offer against a side that had only mustered 4 points all season, and when Paul Tansey opened the scoring with a deft lob after just ten minutes it looked like the floodgates would open. Burntisland had other ideas however and the goal seemed to spring them to life and just 2 minutes later Kinnaird shot over the bar from a powerful shot from 10 yards.

It was end to end stuff now and Blake Wales saw a tame effort easily gathered by the Shippy keeper whilst at the other end James McQueen gathered another Kinnaird effort low at his near post. On 20 minutes Ward thought he had equalised for the visitors but his close range effort hit the side netting.

On 22 minutes The Jags won a free kick on the edge of the box and Jancyzk was unlucky to see his glorious free kick beat the keeper but hit the underside of the crossbar and bounce the wrong side of the goal line.

The remainder of the first half became a bit of a slog with little action of note bar a couple of bookings for the visitors for moaning at the referee.

With the Jags shooting towards the School end in the second half the crowd were expecting a few goals and things looked promising with an early effort from Steven Scott, however, the visitors continued to press and on 56 minutes had the ball in the back of the net only to be ruled out for offside.

They weren’t to be denied though and on 58 minutes equalised when Shaun Murray gave away a freekick just outside the box. Galloway finding the back of the net with a shot which flew past McQueen.

The game was anyone’s now and The Jags threatened again on 66 minutes when Steven Scott saw his left foot effort again saved then on 70 minutes claims for a Dalkeith penalty were waved away as the same player was sent tumbling in the box.

Into the last 10 minutes and the visitors had arguably their best spell of the game when Ward just failed to connect with a diving header and then a minute later Crawford blasted over the bar when he seemed certain to score from 9 yards out.

The Jags kept plugging away though and both Glenholmes and Tansey had chances with just 5 minutes remaining.

Then right on 90 minutes the game turned on it’s head – Neil Jancyzk played a defence splitting pass which saw Tansey through on goal. The strikers attempt was saved by the keeper and fell kindly to Steven Scott who duly found the back of the unguarded net from the edge of the box. But wait…. the referee had seen something he didn’t like from the visiting keeper and had blown for a penalty kick. The Shipyard keeper was shown a second yellow followed by a red, a decision which incensed the Shippy faithful.

Ryan McQueenie was the coolest man on the pitch as he waited patiently for the fuss around him to die down and for a substitute keeper to come on before scoring with ease from the spot.

A harsh end to the match for the visitors and it got worse for them when with the last action of the match Connor Glenhomes cut into the box from the left and saw his shot deflected into the back of the net to seal the win.

Dalkeith: McQueen, Murray, Lister, McQueenie, Connell, Jancyzk, Wales, McGlashen, Hunter, Scott, Tansey Subs: Easton, Smith, Muir, Grandison, McNeill, Glenholmes.

Burntisland: Adamson, Anderson, Bernard, Crawford, Galloway, Glancy, Kinnaird, McAuley, O’Donnell, Strang, Watt Subs: Bell, Galloway, Jarrett, Simpson.

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Team selection

McQueen, James McQueen, James
Murray, Shaun Murray, Shaun
McQueenie, Ryan McQueenie, Ryan
Wales, Blake Wales, Blake
Connell, Ross Connell, Ross
Lister, Jordan Lister, Jordan
Hunter, Michael Hunter, Michael
McGlashan, Darren McGlashan, Darren
Tansey, Paul Tansey, Paul
Janczyk, Neil Janczyk, Neil
Scott, Stephen Scott, Stephen

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