Nitten out to avenge bad Tay at office

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NEWTONGRANGE STAR will be looking for revenge when they face Super League bottom dogs Tayport at New Victoria Park tomorrow.

The match is a repeat of a Scottish Junior Cup second-round encounter in November which saw the Fifers hammer Alan Miller’s men 5-1. Star sat top of the league back then and the shock setback against Dave Baikie’s troops triggered a run of poor form which was only broken when they returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win at Kelty last weekend.

With his side sitting second in the league, Miller is keen to build on last weekend’s success.

“The signs were there in our recent games against Dalkeith and Linlithgow that we were getting back to form,” said the Newtongrange boss.

“Tomorrow’s game against Tayport will be a tough one because they are fighting for Super League survival. Dave Baikie will have his side really up for this game especially after knocking us out of the Scottish Cup. We had a good win at Tayport earlier in the season and would like a repeat.”

Meanwhile, Newtongrange’s recent signing Guy Kerr is delighted to be back in the Super League again after a spell at Musselburgh a couple of seasons ago. “It was an easy decision to come here once I spoke to Alan Miller,” said the centre-back. “Newtongrange are a really good club and I already knew some of the players here.

“I haven’t played many games for the club but you can see the quality in the side.

“Last Saturday was a good result and we’ll take a lot from beating Kelty. We know Tayport are fighting to stay up but we want to be in mix at the end of the season.”