IT WAS nine minutes before Hector created Fordoun’s first chance when he crossed only for Thomson to head over. On 20 minutes Thomson spurned a great chance, heading a Murray corner over from close range.
The home side took the lead when McPHERSON put the ball through the legs of I. Welsh. McPherson created another chance in the 33rd minute when he twisted and turned on the edge of the box then shot past the Fordoun post. In the 42nd minute Fordoun played their first football of the half, working the ball down the left hand side before crossing for Thomson who saw his shot blocked for a corner.
Half-time: MCT 1, Fordoun Galaxy 0.
In the 61st minute MCT doubled their lead when Candy rolled a delivery to the back post and an unmarked MCT attacker met the cross. Galaxy pulled one back after a quick break was finished well by MURRAY. The winger was then replaced by R. Welsh.
In the 78th minute McPherson crossed for CANDY who escaped a Fordoun sandwich to wrap up the points. Fordoun replaced A. Stirling and Keddie with Pearson and Deans, who recently signed from Montrose Youth. In the 85th minute Cruickshank was injured and Fordoun finished with 10 men.
Fordoun: I. Welsh, Cuthill, Cruickshank, Pirie, A. Stirling (Pearson), Hector, R. Stirling, Keddie (Deans), Murray (R. Welsh), Thomson and McComiskie.
Both sides are in action again at Broomfield again at the weekend. MCT face a stiff test when Hudsons visitor in the league and Fordoun look for better things against Picture House in the first round of the Matrix Cup.