Kaiser Conjures a Point

Last updated : 25 November 2003 By Firparkcorner

Kaiser Celebrates
In a game strangely reminiscent of last season the game started with the crowd subdued and quiet. Right from the kick off Marshall had to be sharp to tip a long range shot over the bar but we almost broke the deadlock on ten minutes when Clarkson had possession twenty yards out on the right wing with Stillie stranded in no man’s land. His long range attempt from an acute angle missed the target.

We conceded the first of two bad goals in fifteen minutes when an old fashioned stramash ended with Crawford blasting high into the net from close range. Dunfermline immediately made it clear that they would attempt to hold their lead and began to pack their defence. We huffed and puffed but made no progress. Passes went astray, headers failed to find the claret and amber and the team looked disjointed.

We went two down when another piece of inept defending saw Pearson fluff a cross, Crawford toe poke against the post and eventually presented with an easy finish.

The second half saw Leitch leave the park early with a damaged arm. Jason Dair replaced him. The Pars continued with their defensive tactics and concentrated on getting men behind the ball. We found it difficult to make opportunities and frequently resorted to hopeful high punts up the park.

The game turned when Pearson found space about twenty five yards out. He drilled the ball into the right hand corner. Moyes and Faddy were said to be in the main stand along with several others keeping tabs on him.

At last the crowd got behind the team and encouraged wave after wave of attacks. Clarkson made several great runs into the box, Pearson produced a couple of good crosses and even Craig and Partridge had attempts from distance.

But it all seemed like to little too late – until a smashing cross from Hammell found Corrigan’s head. The ball beat the keeper and the crowd went wild.

Our record is beginning to look impressive – four draws and three wins this spell and one defeat in eleven games.

But we have managed only two points from back to back home games. Luckily we are away to Rugby Park on Saturday. Three points for sure!