Harp hit back after break to sink ’Port
LOCHEE Harp produced one of the results of the day in t he Thor nton s P rope r t y League Cup, coming from behind to beat Tayport 3-1.
The Fifers took the lead in 15 minutes. Nathan Degernier fouled Dayle Robertson i n the box and Robertson took the resultant penalty himself and made no mistake.
Harp levelled in 52 minutes thanks to a clinical finish from Lloyd Young.
With 15 minutes to go the Fifers lost Keiran Conway when he was redcarded and Harp took full advantage.
Michael Gormley’s side were awarded a penalty two minutes later and Young stepped up to score his second of the day. Then, with three minutes to go, Harp wrapped up the points when the unmarked Connaire Connelly tapped home.
Lochee United had a 2-0 home win over Blairgowrie. However, it was far from a vintage performance from the Bluebells against a stuffy Blair side.
In fact, the Berrypickers looked the better side in the opening stages but lacked the finishing touch.
Lochee showed them how it should be done in 15 minutes when Grant Lawson gave them the lead with a delightful shot from 20 yards that found the top corner.
Kevin Buchan then celebrated his return to the side after a long spell out through injury when he bulleted home a header from a Dougie Cameron corner in 35 minutes.
For the second week running, Violet were forced to play second fiddle as they suffered a 4-1 defeat by East Craigie. The Shipbuilders were always in control and were well worth their win thanks to strikes from Nik Mann, Andy McDonald, Adam Brown and Rory Faulkner.
The Pansies’ only crumb of comfort came from a Sean Tucker penalty.
For the second time this season, Broughty Athletic had a field day away to Coupar Angus, winning 18-0.
Ross McCord led the way with five and Kevin Milne was just behind with four. Defender Graham Hay bagged a hat-trick while Paul McLellan and Marc Scott both bagged doubles.
The rout was completed by Stewart McConnachie and Greig McNaughton.
Scone Thistle won 3-0 at Arbroath Vics. Aaron McKay, Martin Strachan and Aaron Carlon (pen) got the goals.
Forfar West End’s 4-0 win at Brechin Vics took them to the top of the group, although Kirrie Thistle can still pip them.
Craig Batchelor, Jamie Montgomery and a double from Mike McIlravey completed a comfortable victory.
Newburgh remain pointless after two games following a 3-0 home defeat to Kennoway.
Kevin Buchan goes close for Lochee United against visitors Blairgowrie in the Thorntons Property Services League Cup.