Rob Roy made an explosive start to the game as early as the fifth minute Leishman was called into action after Cairs thundered a shot at goal after the initial work by McNab. Talbot soon hit back and Boylan was unlucky not to latch onto a Mason pass in the box. Leishman was soon earning his corn again when he stopped a Baber volley that should have been netbound. A free kick won by Samson nearly paid dividends when Wardrope was unlucky not to score, his strike just going over the bar. With half time looming Mason nearly put Talbot ahead when he first timed a Samson header just past the post. Disaster struck before the break when Ballantyne was red-carded for what was most described as a 50/50 challenge on the Cairns but referee Gentles thought otherwise.
Beechwood erupted at the last chance of the first half when Wardrope’s cross into the box was headed high into the air the keeper collected and then dropped the ball before mysteriously dropping to the ground where he was awarded a foul.
Talbot switched the pack for the second half bringing on Graham Wilson for Mason and moving Ally Park to left back, but the change had little time to settle when a Dillon Young headed the opener ito the net from a Rab’s corner, and minutes later they were 2-0 when Robbie Young slotted home to leave Talbot reeling. Talbot tried to hit back but Armstrong and Wardrope guided some decent chances over the bar.
The sides were equalled when Granger was sent off for the visitors, and Talbot brought Taylor and Shankland on to replace Wardrope and Boylan. With minutes remaining Talbot were thrown a lifeline when Samson was brought down in the box and he buried the penalty kick past McAllistar. However it was too little too late as Talbot sunk to their second home league defeat.