JAGS MOW DOWN BRAVE DALE
Meadow Park, Bathgate. 29/08/2013. Pitch bumpy and greasy with drizzle.
A blistering drive into the top corner by Melrose to complete the Jags scoring was the highlight of a game dominated by Thistle’s intricate passing strategy against a plucky Armadale team.
A combative opening spell was broken firstly by a towering header from Gibson who rose like an eagle to a Kelly corner which was soon followed by a smart Mungall finish from another corner.
With their passing noticeably improving in the second half the Jags went further ahead when a slide rule pass from Mungall brought out a good save by the Armadale keeper from Gibson but could not prevent Forrest netting the rebound.
Armadale managed a consolation when slack defending at a corner allowed the Armadale three bites at the cherry before finally finishing into the corner.
A good tune up, with lots of good performances all over the field before the Jags commence their start of the Grail Trail at the weekend.
MoM: Hard to split the midfielders who all contributed