Tantallon Victoria 7 – Whitefield Rovers B 1

Subs: Gibson (Jamieson), McNab (D.Bonaccorsi), Rinaldi (Williams).

Scorers: Moses, McQuade (3), Devlin, McNab, OG

A game in which… Tantallon rounded of the pre-season with a convincing win at home on as beautiful a summer’s morning as could be asked for. Tantallon were ahead in the opening minute through Moses after good possession worked the ball into the Rovers box. It was cleared only as far as the Greggs loving midfielder whose speculative effort sailed into the far corner from outside the box. Tantallon quickly added a second and third through strike partners Devlin and McQuade. The Tally Vic number seven notched twice in the second half for a stunning hatrick with McNab coming on from the bench to notch from the left wing.

An own goal wrapped up the scoring from the home side while Whitefield were aggrieved at not receiving a penalty for a challenge by Tantallon keeper MacEachern. Some of us though it was a pen and some including Evan didn’t. Whitefield did score a second half goal to protests of offside by the home defence. The game ended in dramatic fashion when the home side were awarded a penalty. Up stepped the younger of the Bonaccorsi brothers to take it but it was saved by the keeper with Davie putting the follow up shot wide of the post. An important victory ahead of the season beginning then for the home side.

Moment to savour… Tally Vics passed the ball well for the duration of the match with some terrific team play. A few moments stood out but some second half magic from McQuade with a clever flick to lay the ball off to an advancing midfielder sticks in my mind.

Head in hands moment… Nothing. Great team performance.

Huntly’s Heros… Not a single failure on the day with all the subs making telling contributions as well. McQuade gets a nod for the hatrick but Moses ran the show for 90 minutes both in the middle and on the wing.

On the sidelines…Was great to see our two walking wounded Roddy and Jan there to cheer the boys on. As well as that we had Martin from The Ants and John from Pollok FC down to watch the game. Also nice of some of Fisher’s family to come and see the Tally play. We always appreciate support of any kind and hopefully many more people will take in a game at Huntly this season. Good luck to Rovers who have some good players and will do well in the league.

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