Away league match played on 27 August 2019.
Kicked off at 6:30 PM

Foss narrowly lost out in a five-goal contest at Beveridge Park over Kirkcaldy YM.

Looking to build on Saturday's performance at Greig Park, Foss put in another hard-working performance and dominated large spells of a match that could have both sides feeling worthy winners.

It was the visitors that started brighter with Andrew Reade having two chances inside the opening five minutes, firstly shooting over and then going close to get onto a deep cross to the far post from Andy Gourlay after great play between the Foss number 2 and Greg Stapleton in the 4th minute.

Both sides had opportunities before Foss were forced into an early change with Stapleton coming off injured in the 19th minute, to be replaced by Daniel Kenny.

Kirkcaldy took the lead in the 29th minute when Mark Robertson was unable to hold onto a corner, the ball was nipped off him and passed across the face of goal for Hamilton to poke home from close range.

The goal was followed by a spell of pressure from the home side where another set piece was Fossoway's undoing when Hamilton again swept home unmarked from a corner from the right in the 33rd minute.

Ciaran Reilly saw to give Foss a very quick reply just a minute later with a well taken finish. Just another minute later and Reilly again went close with a low shot saved by the home keeper. Liam Munro then went close when his header looked to be going in before hitting the post and the equaliser eluded the visitors.

The first half still had chance for a quick fire couple of goals on the strike of half time when Daniel Kenny got on the end to finish to make it 2-2. The joy was very short lived as Kirkcaldy went straight up the other end and Hutchison fired in for 3-2.

Fossoway came out fighting in the 2nd half and dominated proceedings, but ultimately failing to trouble the scoreboard.

Munro went close on 55 minutes when his effort from outside the box was deflected for a corner. Kenny then had an effort 9 minutes later that headed wide, and another effort blocked moments later when a smart turn and shot was charged down.

Reilly also went close with a couple of efforts as Fossoway continued to chase for the equaliser, and Trialist A pushed up front to add to the goal threat with a number of opportunites. But as Foss pushed forward, it left them susceptible to being caught out at the back in the closing moments.

Despite Foss's 2nd defeat out of 2 at the start of a difficult season, there was a lot to be happy with and a lot of positive performances all over the park. Kevin Crookston scooped the Committee Man of the Match award with a great display at the back, whilst Gourlay looked a source of a threat from set pieces. Up front, Reilly and Reade asked the Kirkcaldy defence a few questions, with substitute Kenny also looking lively and impressive.

Foss now need to convert their progressive hard-work into goals and victories, and Saturday gives the next opportunity as Auchtermuchty Bellvue are the visitors to The Myre for the first home League game of the season.

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