Thornton Hibs share points with Kennoway

When two supporters – one from either side of Thornton Hibs and Kennoway Star Hearts - are overheard discussing the ‘fact’ that watching Scotland is more entertaining, then this will perhaps give an indication as to ‘how good’ this 2-2 draw was.

Action from Saturday's 2-2 draw
Action from Saturday's 2-2 draw

The first-half in particular was about as exciting as a visit to the dentist, the only two notes of interest being a Garry Thomson free-kick that skiffed off the top of the crossbar and a Chris Ireland flick from close range that was blocked on the line.

The second-half had to be better and it was but only because there were some goals to report on.

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The first came in the 48th minute when Adam Drummond rose to head home Andy Adam’s corner-kick.

The Hibs looked home and hosed when Chris Ireland’s diving header in the 82nd minute made it two but credit to Star who staged a great fightback to take a deserved share of the spoils.

Dylan Muir was out of luck with a terrific free-kick that smacked off the junction of the post and crossbar but in the 85th minute

he enjoyed better luck with a low drive from an acute angle and a minute later James Collins’ free-kick struck Max Coleman and went wide for a fruitless corner-kick.

Collins had better luck with another deflected shot three minutes into added time which sent the unfortunate Andy Warrender in the home goal the wrong way.

Thornton Hibs: Warrender, S.Drummond, Millar, Hepburn, Shanks, Adam, Orrock, Coleman, Ireland, Thomson, A.Drummond. Subs: Dursley, B.Anthony, Robertson.

Kennoway Star Hearts: Paterson, Young, Brewster, L.Rolland, Doig, R.Muir, Craig, Collins, Bryce,

D.Muir, B.Rolland. Subs: Mair, Templeton, Grierson.

Referee: Mr S.Gill