The Hi Hi’s knew that they would arguably face their toughest test of the season so far, when they travelled to Fife to meet fourth place Kennoway Star Hearts at Treaton Park last Saturday. Previous Haddington sides had found points hard to come by in this rural location and manager Joe Hamill knew that his side would face a stern examination and only a good performance would allow them to maintain their unbeaten record.
Both Gabri Auriemma and Ano Subasic were available again and came back into the starting line up and the visitors listed a full list of substitutes. Haddington faced the slope and a low sun in the opening half and it was Kennoway who dominated the early exchanges. They created a couple of half chances but it was goalless at the break. The Hi Hi’s looked a different side kicking downhill and they made the breakthrough in the 50th minute. Ryan Hutchison swung in a corner from the left and Guy McGarry netted with a close range header . Not long after the impressive Shaun Hill rattled the post from the edge of the box as Haddington looked for the all important second goal. Their efforts were eventually rewarded when substitute Ali Simpson was impeded on the edge of the box, and up stepped skipper Auriemma to pant a well struck free kick into the net.
The Hi Hi’s play their last match of the year at Millfield tomorrow when they once again face Fife opposition. League newcomers Rosyth have had some good results in their first season in the East of Scotland League and in their last two games they have run Premier League Camelon, and unbeaten Leith Athletic close. Once again Haddington can expect to be pushed hard over ninety minutes.