After the euphoria of last week, we were brought crashing back down to earth with a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Dergview Reserves in Spamount. The opening period was a scrappy affair with neither side able to stamp their authority on the game. If anything, Dergview probably shaded the opening exchanges but chances were at a premium at both ends. Chris Beacom had a goal bound volley blocked, while Jamie Coalter also seen his effort blocked. We thought we’d taken the lead when Paul McGrath and Paul Elliott played and excellent double one-two to release the latter through on goal, and when his shot was only parred Sam Lindsay followed up to knock the ball over the line only to adjudged offside.
On the half hour mark Dergview took the lead, their midfield given too much time to turn and play the ball to the strikers feet who turned and blasted home from the edge of the area. Sam Lindsay had two good chances but failed to hit the target, whilst just before the break Dergview had a great chance to double their lead but their striker was well off target with his attempted lob.
In the second half we upped our intensity in search of an equaliser and it duly arrived after an hour. A super flick from McGrath released Elliott down the left and his inch perfect cross was flicked in to the top corner by Sam Lindsay, an excellent goal and at that point it looked like we would push on for the winner. However, it took a brilliant double save from Sam McDonald to keep the scores level.
With time running out it looked like the game would fizzle out into a draw, but in the 89th minute a coming together between Chris Beacom and their striker resulted in a penalty, which the striker blasted home to break our hearts. A bitter pill to swallow, and with no game next weekend, we have plenty of time to regroup and go again.