MCT STARTED their league campaign with a home game against Fettercairn. The first half was a tight, hard-fought affair with neither team creating many chances.
The closest MCT went to scoring was a shot from Darren McLean from 25 yards that went just past. Home ‘keeper Laidlaw was only really tested in the last minute of the half with a good save.
Half-time: MCT 0, Fettercairn 0.
The visitors took the lead when a Fettercairn player bundled the ball in from five yards.
Fettercairn made it two when Deryk McLean’s attempted block went straight to visiting player Gripper, who fired home from an angle from 12 yards.
MCT started to get their act together and reduced the deficit when a free kick from Burnett was played short to McPHERSON who smashed home from the edge of the box.
MCT finally got the equaliser they deserved in 82 minutes when Candy delivered an inch-perfect corner into the box for MENNIE to power in a great header from six yards.
Five minutes later Mennie should have got the winner from another Candy corner but he miscued his header high and wide.
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MCT scored the first goal after 10 minutes when Jordan GREIG drilled in a shot from the edge of the box.
MCT made it two eight minutes later when the ball broke to CANDY in a goalmouth scramble and he blasted home from four yards.
Greig went close with a toe-poke from 20 yards.
A one-two between Candy and McLean led to McLEAN firing an unstoppable drive with the outside of his foot from the edge of the box in 35 minutes.
MCT went close care of McPherson and Stridgeon before scoring a fourth when MENNIE picked out McLean with a pin-point cross to bullet a great header from 12 yards.
Half-time MCT 4, Mo Athletic 0.
MCT scored in the first minute of the second half when CANDY won the ball on the half-way line and beat a couple of defenders for pace before firing in a fine angled drive from 10 yards for a great individual goal.
Mo Athletic finally got a goal in 65 minutes after a stramash in the box when the ball was fired in off the underside of the bar.
MCT scored their final goal when Grant McPHERSON fired a shot from the edge of the box that seemed to go right through the ‘keeper.
As time ran out substitute John Ferguson thought he had scored twice but both times he had been adjudged to have strayed offside.