Away league match played on 11 May 2024.
Kicked off at 2:30 PM

Burgh travelled to a sunkissed New Recreation Park, home of Ormiston Primrose, looking to build on recent performances. But, once again, the absence of so many players proved to make a tough job a little more difficult.

Mitchell Sharp had the first chance of the game in the 9th minute when he set aim at goal from just outside the area but a defender was able to block the shot for a corner. From the resultant corner Elliot Jowitt rose above his man to head just over the bar.

It took the hosts until the 22nd minute to test the gloves of Joe Russell as he pushed over a powerful striker over the bar, and then saved a header from the following corner.

In the 28th minute Ormi’s Adrian went on a driving run from the half-way line but couldn’t put an end to his solo effort. Adrian then missed a glorious chance to break the deadlock in the 38th minute when he flicked over the bar from close range after a good cross from Anderson.

The first goal finally came deep into first half stoppage time when a low driving ball from Wilson was parried by Russell before looping up to give Moffat the simple chance of heading into an exposed goal.

In the 53rd minute Burgh equalised with a fine goal from Owen McNally. Receiving a pass just inside the area from Sharp with his back to goal, he managed to turn and beat three defenders to fire home a low strike across goal beyond the keeper into the far corner.

On 61 minutes Russell had to be at full stretch to push away a good strike from Hynd at his near post from the edge of the area. But the hosts restored their advantage 2 minutes later when Burgh couldn’t clear their lines and Adrian was left with a simple task to finish from close range after a driving run from Ashraf.

Adrian was looking a livewire for the hosts and he nearly added his second on 77 minutes after he beat Russell to the ball and looped a ball over the keeper’s head but the shot didn’t have quite the direction to find the target.

The Ormi number 10 did manage to net his second of the game in the 82nd minute when he ran onto a long ball, beat his man and unleashed a powerful drive into the roof of the net giving the keeper no chance.

Burgh set up a dramatic and nervy last few moments when a patient build up saw a superb long ball from Harris Mitchell over the head of the home defence for Sharp to latch onto, bring down with his first touch and fire home with his second to make it 3-2.

Two minutes into injury time Burgh thought they had netted an equaliser when Sharp was sent away down the right wing by Trialist and he drove into the area and played a ball across the six-yard box for Ruairidh McPhate to tap home. The joy was short-lived as the Burgh sub was adjudged to have been offside, a decision that was debatable.

The drama still wasn’t over, though, and Ormiston had two good chances themselves to put the game to bed. A good effort from Ashraf from close range was pushed behind by Russell, and the Burgh keeper did well to save with his legs from Hynd in the 97th minute.

The whistle finally blew and it was a disappointing result for Burgh, and another one leaving questions about how different the outcome might have been if, at least, a few of the missing faces were available.

Man of the Match: Cammy Taylor - another solid performance, despite playing through injury.

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