Cupar Hearts 2-2 Kirkcaldy YMCA
Injury time equaliser sees Hearts throw away 2 goal lead.
Saturday 25th August 2018.
Kingdom of Fife League.
Newly promoted Championship winners Kirkcaldy were the visitors to Duffus Park last Saturday and they managed to come from a two goal deficit to grab a share of the points.
Hearts were first to strike when they opened the scoring on 8 minutes. A pass back picked up by the ‘keeper saw Cupar awarded a free kick inside the penalty area. Lee Sibanda rolled it to Scott McKay who blasted the ball into the net.
The home side’s second came in spectacular fashion when Martin Woods collected a Scott McKay pass and composed himself to place the ball perfectly into the top corner from 30 yards giving the ‘keeper no chance.
Jakub Dobes tried his luck from distance but his shot went just wide.
Then Steven Pennington sent a free kick inches over the bar.
Just before the break a great individual effort by Jakub Dobes saw him make a mazy run down the wing only to shoot across the goal.
A flat start to the second period saw little action before the visitors pulled one back on 64 minutes when Liam MacDuff netted after poor defending by Hearts.
Then a great bit of play by Cupar saw Jakub Dobes run up the wing to find Martin Woods after doing well to win the ball. He then skinned a defender and found a cross to Scott McKay but his shot was saved by the ‘keeper.
A massive let off for Hearts saw an unmarked Dylan Gilmour head over at the back post with Cupar shouting for offside.
Kirkcaldy were pushing for an equaliser and forced Gavin Wilson to pull off a great save to stop Dylan Gilmour in the dying minutes.
Cupar’s poor defending would be punished again though deep into stoppage time when Renato Sartarello headed in Jordan Hutchison’s crossed unmarked into an open goal.
A disappointing result for Hearts with a share of the points seeing Premier League new boys Kirkcaldy remain unbeaten.