A game to mark the centenary of Burntisland Shipyard was played in mainly wet conditions yesterday evening on the Fife coast. A Pars reserve side featuring several first team squad players were far too strong for the home side, who included former Dunfermline under 20s players Robbie Crawford (son of Stevie) and Johnny Galloway.
Former Motherwell winger Broque Watson was on the left wing for the Pars, the 20 year old listed as a trialist. The player spent part of last season on loan at East Fife and did his prospects of being awarded a contract no harm by opening the scoring at Burntisland, tapping home a Lewis Sawers cross after 12 minutes.
Matty Todd made it 2-0 with a shot from 12 yards in the 48th minute. Leftback Josh Edwards then drilled a shot into the corner of the net from the edge of the penalty box to make it 3-0 after 50 minutes. Pars sub Cammy Graham made it 4-0 after rounding the Burntisland keeper with 10 minutes remaining, then in the final minute a trialist substitute (his identity wasn't revealed) got the fifth and final Dunfermline goal. By this point the Pars team was almost entirely filled with teenagers and it was encouraging to see two of the five goals come as the team's average age plummeted.
This was a worthwhile exercise for Greg Shields' reserve side. Danny Devine and Tom Lang were untroubled in central defence, while recent signing Josh Edwards was in his more familiar left back role, after a couple of recent first team appearances from the bench in left midfield.
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