Football: Rothesay celebrate another last-gasp goal

Action from Rothesay Brandane's 4-1 win over Weir Recreation in the islanders' opening Caledonian League game of 2013-14. The Rothesay men completed a home-and-away double with a 3-2 victory over the Glasgow club on November 16.

Action from Rothesay Brandane's 4-1 win over Weir Recreation in the islanders' opening Caledonian League game of 2013-14. The Rothesay men completed a home-and-away double with a 3-2 victory over the Glasgow club on November 16.

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Rothesay Brandane celebrated an injury-time goal for the second game running on Saturday - this time after Stuart McKechnie’s 94th-minute strike earned the islanders a 3-2 league win away to Weir Recreation.

The Brandanes dominated the first half of the game, with Stuart Brady pulling the strings, and goals from Wes Pattison on 29 minutes and James Sprowl four minutes later seemed to have put the visitors in control against a Weir team without a league point to its name all season.

But the home side pulled one back three minutes after the interval and went on to control the second period in a complete turnaround in fortunes - and Weir looked set fair for at least a point when Rothesay defender Dane Williamson played three attackers onside, allowing the hosts an easy finish to level the scores just five minutes from the end.

Brady had been forced off injured some time before thanks to some over-physical attention from the Weir defenders, and without him the Danes never looked like scoring - until, deep into stoppage time, McKechnie floated in a free kick from just inside the Weir half which sailed over all the heads and caught out the hosts’ keeper before nestling in the back of the net.

* Full match report in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, November 21.