Game ‘just wasn’t to be’ for Albert

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ROYAL ALBERT coach David Aitken praised his team’s performance this week despite them suffering defeat at Recreation Park on Saturday.

In a game that had been switched from Hawick to Burntisland, due to Albert Park being unplayable, there were few scoring chances and it was the home side that made the most of theirs.

Aitken told The Southern: “Apart from conceding three goals, we did little wrong.

“There was nothing between the two teams and we could well have got a result, but it just wasn’t to be.”

The Shipyard men took the lead through a headed goal from a corner kick.

After Burntisland had added a second, Paul Brown put the Albert back in the picture, shooting home during a goalmouth scramble.

But the Fifers scored again and not long after Hawick were reduced to 10 men when Sean Loughlin was red-carded for retaliation.