At a freezing Millfield last Saturday, St Andrews United scored at late equaliser to become the first team to take points in the league at Millfield this season. Manager Scott Bonar was without Dale Cornet, Ross King and Seamus Russell and Robbie Stirling, Corey Robertson and Zach Szemis all came into the starting line up. The home side dominated possession from the start but they failed to create any real openings. It took until the 41st minute before the deadlock was broken with a strong run from Shaun Hill opening up the St Andrews defence and Guy McGarry rifled home the loose ball. However the lead was shortlived. In a rare attack, the visitors forced a corner kick and when the ball was only cleared to the edge of the box, McAulay’s volley just crept in at the post. The pattern of the game remained the same after the break with Haddington dominating possession but the Fifers were fast on the break. The home side were creating better openings but it took a Stirling save kept the scores level. Hill created a chance for McGarry who headed wide but soon after the same player took advantage of poor defending to put his side back in the lead. Some good chances were squandered and the Hi Hi’s were made to pay for this when some slack play in midfield offered up a chance to Hutchison whose long range effort sailed over Stirling into the net to stun the home support. There was still time for the home side to create a final chance but Hill failed to keep his shot down. The Hi Hi’s still have a four point lead at the top of the league and face a difficult match this week when third place Dunipace visit Millfield.
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