Golf Inn 7 Montrose Athletic 0
AFTER Scottish Cup defeat the Golf Inn returned to league action to face a young Montrose Athletic team at Broomfield Park.
It took only five minutes for the home side to take the lead. A flowing move played Maddock down the left hand side. His shot was saved by Reid in the visitors’ goal but JARDINE was at the back post to stab the ball home.
A few minutes later the Golf Inn extended their lead. A ball over the top from Greg Soutar allowed Maddock to pressure the goal keeper’s kick, and the ball went to the onrushing MADDOCK who rounded the ‘keeper and slid the ball into the net.
This second goal quietened the game, and barring a couple of close offsides for the Golf Inn, there was no pressure on either goal.
That was until the 35th minute. Martin Coull slipped MADDOCK through - he skipped past the last defender and slotted the ball past the helpless Reid to put the Golf Inn three up.
Minutes later it was four when a Craig Maddock corner from the left was whooped in and found the unlikely source of a goal in LAMB who rose to connect with the cross and head home for the Golfy.
Half-time: Golf Inn 4, Montrose Athletic 0.
It was 20 minutes into the second half until the fifth goal came. Millar, out wide on the left, showed skill and vision to skin the Montrose Athletic defender, then cross to find a free MADDOCK at the back post. He bellied in to complete the perfect hat-trick of left, right and belly.
Minutes later, Maddock passed to Martin Coull out wide on the right and COULL shot from 25 yards out-lobbing his brother Reid in the Montrose Athletic goal.
With 80 minutes gone the Golf Inn got their seventh and last. Maddock took a corner which found Athletic player FITZSIMMONS who inadvertently smashed the ball into his own top corner.
Man of the Match was Craig Maddock, with three goals and four assists.
Team: Elgin, Gray, G. Soutar, Millar, Lamb, I. Soutar (S. Young 60), M. Coull, K. Coull, Jardine (A. Trialist 70), Maddock and Reid. Substitute - Page.
P W D L GD Pts
Fourdon Galaxy 6 6 0 0 39 18
Black Abbot 5 5 0 0 36 15
Golf Inn 6 5 0 1 19 15
Fettercairn 7 5 0 2 18 15
Hudsons 4 4 0 0 25 12
Northern Vaults 8 4 0 4 -8 12
City Royal 8 3 0 5 -5 9
Picture House 7 3 0 4 -12 9
MCT 7 2 1 4 -1 7
Montrose Athletic 7 2 1 4 -7 7
Bervie Caley 7 0 0 7 -48 0
Marykirk 8 0 0 8 -56 0