Fairies’ indiscipline helps Leith promotion bid

Gala Fairydean 0 Leith Athletic 5

GALA were under pressure right from the start of this match with the referee awarding a penalty to Leith in the first minute.

Elliot Turnbull saved Craig Hume’s spot kick and blocked the follow up shot with his legs but the ball deflected onto the inrushing Craig McBride and found the net for an own goal.

Midway through the half Jason Stevens extended the visitors lead when he picked his spot from the edge of the box. Stevens notched Leith’s third goal before half time when he rounded Turnbull and stroked the ball into the unguarded goal.

Gala were reduced to ten men early in the second half when Grant Gass picked up a second yellow card and on the hour Lewis Tracey squared the ball across the six yard box for Stevens to complete his hat trick. Late in the game Leith were gifted a second penalty that Lewis Cairns tucked away to move Leith up into the second promotion spot above Coldstream.

Gala Fairydean: Turnbull, Davidson, Brown, Lothian, Miller, Triallist, Gass, Rossi, Nightingale (Hewitson, 58 mins), Berry (Hointza, 75 mins).