The Hi Hi’s entertained Burntisland Shipyard for the first time at Millfield last Saturday. vital points had been dropped when the two sides met in Fife earlier in the season and any slip up would definitely mean no Premier League football at Millfield next season. Haddington’s hopes are hanging by a thread. Manager Joe Hamill had to make changes from the side that competed at Dundonald, as Dale Cornet, George Cunningham and Mark Kuistra were all missing. Former Hi Hi’s youth goalkeeper Aaron Jones made his debut and both Ali Simpson and Andy McNeill returned to the starting line up, along with Darren Leslie who replaced Gary Nicholson.
The home side got off to a good start with Declan Quinn opening the scoring in the 8th minute, but it was the visitors who made most of the running and they were unfortunate to trail at the break. One effort in particular beat Jones all ends up and came back off the upright.
It was a different story in the second half. Burntisland were still lively but Manager Hamill moved Ross King into midfield and his partnership with skipper Shaun Hill saw the Hi Hi’s edge the midfield battle. Hill headed a second goal from a tight angle in the 51st minute to doubel the home lead.
Jones pulled off a couple of good saves as Shipyard tried to get back in the game, but it was all over with 20 minutes to go after a quickfire home double. Shaun Hill added a third with a spectacular trademark effort from 25 yards and then Darren Leslie drilled home a low shot after good wing play from Jones. Jones completed the scoring in the closing minutes after some good play from Hill.