Away league match played on 07 March 2020.
Kicked off at 2:00 PM

Fossoway arrived in Pittenweem geed up following last week's victory, boosted by the new signings of Warren Aitchison, Cup Final scorer of the Ron Brindlay Cup in 2016, and Liam Parrish to the squad.

The home side had the game's first chance in the 2nd minute when Liam McGhee got through on goal but Mark Robertson pulled off the save to stop the early lead.

But as ever, Foss made heavy work of a, on paper, easier task given to them after Pittenweem had goalkeeper Jamie MacKenzie sent off inside just 4 minutes as he sent Scott Powrie crashing on the edge of the box as the Foss forward looked to round the keeper to score. The home side looked a little unsettled, understandably, for a period and Jamie Forrester had a shot saved by the outfield stand-in keeper.

The lead did come in the 11th minute when Andrew READE continued his scoring run following last week's double when he was put through with the chance and he fired home well into the top corner from about 10 yards out.

'Weem still were able to create some chances and Craig Cameron turned well in the Foss box but couldn't his shot down in the 13th minute, whilst Forrester's inswinging corner missed everyone and crashed off the far post and out.

Foss increased their lead in the 23rd minute when great play from Ciaran Reilly fed in POWRIE through on goal and he made no mistake as he slotted home under the body of the keeper to make it 2-0.

The home side were still looking to create opportunities to get back in the game and James Gay had a shot cleared off the line by Bertie Gonsales following a corner from the right hand side. Whilst at the other end, Powrie collected a ball on the left, skipped a challenge to run in on goal and fire a low shot just passed the near post in the 37th minute.

As the second half began, Foss really needed to add a third goal to put the game to bed, but instead, a renewed Pittenweem side looked nothing like a side with a numerical disadvantage and Craig Cameron missed a glorious chance to pull one back in the 47th minute when he was presented with the goal at his mercy but somehow Robertson managed to get back to save. Then McGhee had an effort saved after a neat one-two on the edge of the Foss area. Lee Allan then had a chance kept out by Robertson on the break in the 50th minute.

The visitors were also looking for that goal and good persistence from Forrester on the right found Reade who turned well in a crowded penalty area but he couldn't find the target.

The next goal came to the home side, though, in the 63rd minute and would be one for the Fossoway keeper to forget as he jumped to collect a cross but somehow he didn't manage to get a full grip on it and the ball fumbled into the net beyond the recovering dive from Robertson.

Pittenweem had their tails up, but Foss were still equally looking capable of adding to their tally. The two goal-cushioon was restored in the 67th minute when Forrester brilliantly flicked home a pin-point Aitchison cross from the left into the far corner.

The hosts weren't going to lie down though and they grabbed a consolation back just two minutes later and it was another one to forget for the Fossoway defence as Andy Gourlay couldn't block the shot to goal and the ball somehow managed to squirm past the normally ever-reliable Robertson to make it 2-3.

In the closing moments Allan missed a glorious chance to equalise for the 10-men of Pittenweem when put through one-on-one when he scooped his effort high over the bar.

Fossoway managed to see out the rest of the game without any danger. Most importantly, it's a second much-needed win on the trot for Fossoway and will do much to boost confidence, despite making heavy weather at times. Well done, lads!

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