Streamers forced to settle for away point

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Burntisland Shipyard 2 
Coldstream 2

For the second time in a fortnight Coldstream found themselves two goals down at half-time and managed to come away with a draw, although this was against a club at the bottom of the league with not a league point to their name.

The Blues started very sloppily and were unable to keep possession with the inevitable happening in the eighth minute when a corner from the right was headed home by Cusick.

Things went from bad to worse in the 19th minute when a defensive muddle saw Tayor clean through on goal.

Stand-in keeper Ferguson saved his first effort, but Calder was on hand to roll the rebound into the net to make it 2-0. It was nearly three just before the break but Ferguson saved well from Taylor.

Manager Davidson made some positional changes during the break, with Hossack moving into central defence and Rhys Dixon moving to central midfield.

This gave the Streamers a much better balance and they began to take the game to Burntisland.

Top scorer Crawford reduced the deficit with a fine low shot on the hour mark and the same player equalised from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time.

The Blues pushed for the winner but the homesters held out for their first league point of the season. The Blues had a depleted team with several regulars missing but still this was not a good result although their battling qualities at least showed through to get the draw.

The chairman’s man of the match was Rhys Dixon.

Coldstream: Ferguson, R.Dixon, Johnston, S.Dixon, Inglis, Lee, Beesley. Hossack, Crawford, K.Dixon, Howel. Sub; Gray

Burntisland Shipyard: Lambie, Roberts, Ford, McAleavy, Hall, Illopoulos, Calder, Hyslop, Cusick, Taylor, Doyle. Subs: Anderson, Haddow.