Loss for Lowson

The final score of 2-0 does not give the true reflection on this league match with the home team unlucky not to collect the three points when they came up against an inspired Douglas ‘keeper on the day.

The match began with both teams playing good attacking football. After 10 minutes Gary Smith sent R. Hampton through on goal with the ‘keeper saving well followed by a Suttie corner driven wide of the post by Leith.

Douglas were only looking dangerous from set-pieces but the Lowson defence coped well and went in at half-time with Lowson having created the better chances.

The second half started with Lowson on top and a Suttie free kick finding Duncan with his effort being blocked. Duncan again went close moments later with a header that went over the bar.

Even though Lowson were on top Douglas were always looking dangerous on the break and they scored after an hour when a shot was deflected over Munro in the Lowson goal coming against the run of play. Lowson were still playing good football and created another chance and a great effort by Casey going just over the bar with the ‘keeper well beaten.

With Lowson looking for an equaliser substitute Timmons had two efforts well saved and a Duncan effort was desperately blocked by the Douglas defence. In the last minute Douglas scored a second with a penalty kick to leave the Lowson players disappointed at the end of the match.

Team: Munro, Middleton, Robbie, Duncan, Nicol, Casey(D.Hampton), Smith, Suttie, Leith, Crighton (Timmons), R. Hampton (Thomson).