Watt crash again at Burntisland

Heriot-Watt failed on Saturday (5th) to capitalise on its strong position in Qualifying League Section A, continuing a dismal record at Burntisland Shipyard‘s Recreation Park by losing by the odd goal for the fourth visit in a row.

Watt pressed forward from the start of the game, but when, after six minutes’ play, a corner was cleared by the home defence, Brian Breen played the ball forward into the space where Lee Halpin wanted it and the striker rounded Callum Reid to open the scoring. Shippy grabbed a second goal against the run of play in the last action before half-time when Dale Coulter drove in a penalty kick and although Jackson Barker reduced the arrears when Anton Dowds squared the ball across the face of goal with half an hour left to play, Watt was unable to breach the home defence again. Consequently Burntisland which will be one of the eight teams competing in the League Cup in the second half of the season and Watt must seek to make progress in other cup competitions.

This Saturday (12th), Watt has another away game, this time the opening League fixture. The squad makes the short journey to Saughton Enclosure to take on Tynecastle, which finished third in the table last season. Needless to say, there will have to be a marked improvement on the previous performance to give Heriot-Watt a chance of taking anything from this game.

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