Lowson draw with favourites

Lowson United A.F.C. secretary Brian Coutts (right) is pictured receiving a cheque for �200 from Howdens Joinery Co. branch manager Kevin Cowie for the purchase of new training balls.
Lowson United A.F.C. secretary Brian Coutts (right) is pictured receiving a cheque for �200 from Howdens Joinery Co. branch manager Kevin Cowie for the purchase of new training balls.

Lowson shared the points with the unbeaten league favourites on Saturday in an evenly contested match.

Lowson could have lost an early goal with goalkeeper Milne saving both efforts. Lowson had a sticky first 15 minutes with Riverside on top with Lowson’s passes going astray. Lowson started to settle down and started to play the way they can with R. Hampton and Patullo causing problems with some good forward play. With the match going from end to end a cross ball into the Lowson goal was not defended well with Riverside scoring after 30 minutess. Lowson never gave up and created some chances but never tested the Riverside ‘keeper.

Half-time: Lowson United 0, Riverside Athletic 1.

The half time team talk was to keep believing the way they were playing and to keep going for the goal that they deserved. With Rhys Milne confident in goal, the back four defending well and midfield and forwards working hard they had a great chance after good work by R. Hampton.

He crossed for Patullo who put the ball past the post when he should have scored. With Duncan pushed up front a good run and cross by Leith was brought down by Casey to score the equaliser with 10 minutes to go. With both teams going for the winner Timmons broke through but was pulled up for offside. Milne then saved well to ensure the score finished 1-1 at full time. The manager was delighted with the 15 players used during the match with the commitment and some of the football they played to set them up for their North of Tay Cup match in Perth on Saturday.

Team: Milne, Middleton, Robbie, Duncan, Todd (Nicoll), Baxter, Suttie (Leith), Smith, Casey, R.Hampton (Timmons) and Patullo (Leighton).