Fauldhouse United 4 Newtongrange Star 2
A hugely disappointing afternoon for Stevie McLeish’s men after last week’s encouraging display at Lochee Harp when we were soundly beaten by an energetic home side. We were missing regular defenders Dale Richardson and Mikey Noble, and went behind as early as the 2nd minute. Although Jordan Cropley equalised with a crisp finish after being set up by James Flynn, a quickfire double saw us 3-1 down and we were struggling badly after United made it 4-1 in the 50th minute. We threw on Andrew Sinclair, David Morris and debutant Kyle Lander and created a number of chances before Cropley reduced the deficit with an excellent free-kick. The midfielder missed a great chance to complete his hat-trick when his penalty kick was saved in the dying minutes but in truth we deserved little more from a poor performance.