Shotts start 2019 with a comfy win

Wishaw Press - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Shotts fol­lowed up their en­forced false start with a com­fort­able 2-0 vic­tory over pro­mo­tion ri­vals Port Glas­gow.

Af­ter their first game of 2019 was post­poned, Shotts fi­nally got back on the pitch against a side who pinched a point at the death at Hannah Park ear­lier in the sea­son.

A goal from Jor­dan Hals­man and an­other from Danny Burns via the penalty spot se­cured all three points.

Shotts man­ager John Mck­e­own was de­lighted to“get one over”on the team with a re­sult that keeps them in the hunt for the ti­tle af­ter lead­ers Gart­cairn drew with­wishaw.

He said:“it was a big win over the team just be­hind us in the ta­ble.

“Their cel­e­bra­tions were a bit over the top when they drew with us at home so it was great to get one over them at their own place.

“Wishaw took a point of Gart­cairn as well so they’ve done us a wee favour there.

“But there’s a long way to go and the pri­or­ity re­mains to be in the top three by the end of the sea­son.”

Shotts have also strength­ened their side with the ad­di­tion of ex­pe­ri­enced for­mer East Kil­bride striker Dougie Ryan.

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