The Season Ends With a Point

Last updated : 19 May 2007 By Firparkcorner

We started with eight U21s in the team and they can be pleased that they played their part in gaining an away point. Murphy, McCormack and Connolly were singled out for praise by the manager after the game.

The first half saw a few goalmouth incidents at either end but no goals.

Colin Meldrum made amends for last week's blooper with a couple of great saves. The second one in particular, following a glancing downward header from Hunt, deserves a place in the season's highlights package. Our keeper had a lucky break towards the end of the period when a kind rebound off the bar kept his goal intact.

At the other end, Ross McCormack, in luminous yellow boots contrasting with the claret away strip, was the only threat. He had a few efforts on target and kept the United defence busy with his direct runs.

Jamie Murphy took up post on McCormack's left and though he was willing no chances fell to him. Connolly looked the part in midfield together with Vadocz who continues to impress.

Meldrum also stole the show in the second half. Another diving save low to his left defied belief and kept us in the game. His only slip was a careless short pass to Quinn which was snatched by Conway. In throwing himself for the face saving block he was injured and Graeme Smith replaced him just after the hour.

Meanwhile, McCormack was still our only likely looking lad at the other end. One run saw him beat three before running along the dead ball line. Only the cut back disappointed. Corrigan came on for Quinn for the last fifteen and the game petered out.

The usual end of season applause between fans and players took place without the manager who headed for the stand after directing his players to the away support.