Hard-fought draw for Lowson

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Lowson came away with a share of the points after a poor display from the players who found it hard to play their passing game on a heavy pitch with a strong wind making things difficult.

Barnhill started the better team and the Lowson defence had to be on form with corner kicks and free kicks being played into the penalty box with ‘keeper Munro doing well under pressure.

With Lowson struggling to keep hold of the ball with passes going astray Barnhill looked the team to score first with Howie and Crighton finding it difficult to create a scoring chance.

After half-an-hour a good cross by Howie into the box created the best chance of the game with Patullo just failing to get a touch at the back post after some good play.

Crighton scored with a shot across the ‘keeper into the corner of the net just before half time.

With Lowson playing with the wind at their backs the manager was hoping for a big improvement with the midfield finding it hard to get to grips with the game.

Barnhill were playing the better football and had a few chances to score with the Lowson defence just clearing the ball. After a cross into the box by a Barnhill player Lowson had four chances to clear the ball but failed and the home side scored.

With Suttie and Patullo off with Ritchie and R. Hampton on, Lowson created a few chances with Howie through. But his effort went over the bar and Hampton and Crighton had shots saved by the ‘keeper.

Lowson had to play the last 15 minutes with 10 men after Thompson was sent off. D. Hampton came on for Nicoll and with five minutes to go a shot by Massie brought out a very good save by the home ‘keeper with the game ending in a draw.