Date : 3rd September 2022

Opposition :  Lochgelly Albert

Venue : Away

Scorers : Michael Robinson (3), Drew Cummings, Craig Bell

Booked : None

Sent Off : None

TRFC Man of the Match :  Michael Robinson

Attendance : 40



Team Lineup :

Stevie Mason
Kyle Wood
Rhys Dixon
Evan Smith
Craig Heath
Craig Colquhoun
Jack Forster
Drew Cummings
Regan Graham
Melvin Sebastian
Michael Robinson

Subs :

Jay Atkinson on for Craig Colquhoun 78 mins
Craig Bell on for Michael Robinson 78 mins
Kieran Cromarty on for Jack Forster 82 mins
Adam Deans on for Kyle Wood 88 mins
Joao Vieira
Jake Gibson


Programme Cover :

None, away game


Match Report :

Three goals from Michael Robinson helped Tweedmouth Rangers to collect all three points at Lochgelly Albert’s hilltop ground, Purvis Park.


Rangers took control from the off and by the quarter of an hour point had built a two goal lead. The first came following their second corner. Opting to go long with this one proved profitable, although Regan Graham’s kick evaded a player from each side, it arrived perfectly for Robinson to hit it home.

With the Albert defence in turmoil, keeper Darin Kaye was challenged by both Robinson and Drew Cummings, the latter making sure of a second goal after the former’s effort came back off the upright.

With left winger Sean Johnstone leading the way, Lochgelly tried to turn the tide. Inside the penalty area, Craig Heath’s tackle stopped him in his tracks. Taking the ball following Connor Murdoch’s forceful run across field, Johnstone came back inside only to shoot wide. Near the half hour, he created an opening for opposite wing man Callum Bennell but he too was unable to score.

Rangers though were playing with sufficient confidence for Rhys Dixon to join the attack to send over a cross which Robinson headed past the goal. Melvin Sebastian tried to cap a good build up involving a quartet of players with a pop from beyond the ‘D’, Lochgelly’s big keeper wisely deciding not to touch it as it flew inches over the top.

Two minutes later, the visitors suffered a setback when Lee Celentano netted from the spot after keeper Stephen Mason hurried out of goal and made an off the ball challenge on Johnstone back in his orthodox left wing spot.

Kaye punched out a Cummings’ free kick. Dixon put in another cross and seconds later, right on half time, Robinson restored the two goal lead.


This opened with Bennell’s curving shot. It looked to be going away from goal but, to make certain, Mason tipped it behind the dead ball line for a home corner. Rangers appealed for a penalty of their own as Colquhoun broke down the right and met Kaye. However, a short free kick on the hour did produce another goal. Cummings received it from Graham and, after a bit of a scramble in front of goal, the ball fell to Robinson to again find the net.

Connor Spence came close to pulling another back via a further Lochgelly corner but Mason reacted quickly to palm away the ball before it could cross his line.

Judicious use of substitutes helped Tweedmouth enjoy a late spurt. Jay Atkinson, replacing Colquhoun out on the right, shrugged off a tackle to continue his run before releasing a strong shot which ran just behind the outside post. His team went on to complete the second half in the same way they ended the first. On just two minutes beforehand, Adam Deans supplied Craig Bell who turned on his marker to aim. A loud clang signalled the ball had hit the post on its way in.


A match in which just about everything clicked for Tweedmouth who were undeterred by the conditions; strong wind and the odd heavy shower.



Pictures :

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