FirParkCorner FC 2 Next Hamilton 1

Last updated : 09 April 2006 By Frazzle

Midway through the first half, FPC broke the deadlock. A dubious handball decision resulted in a free kick just outside the penalty area. Dead-ball specialist Michael Anderson stepped up to curl an unstoppable finish into the postage stamp corner of the net.

The lead was doubled shortly before half time as Joseph Lynas left the defence for dead before forcing a decent stop from the goalkeeper. Luckily, however, the ball broke free and deadly Davie Tonner reacted quickest to stab the ball home.

Into the second half, the Corner continued to push for a third goal. They thought they had got it as the otherwise deadly Lynas was sent clear on the goalkeeper, only to direct his shot straight at the advancing stopper. FPC were punished for his mistake as the referee failed to spot an obvious offside and the offending youngster made no mistake in smashing the ball into the corner of Graeme Farmer's net.

Despite this set-back, there was still only ever going to be one winner, and Fraser's side were unlucky not to add to their lead, with comeback kid Dave Hendry particularly guilty of missing a gilt-edged opportunity when baring down on the goalkeeper.

Lynas and Hepworth also went close near the end of the match but they were forced to settle for the single goal victory. The return to winning ways has continued. The boys will be hopeful of keeping the run going ahead of Wednesday night's clash with Stirling.