FOURDON took on Marykirk in their last home game of 2011 on a blustery Sunday. Both teams were missing several players with Marykirk only able to field 10 and Fordoun with one substitute.
Fordoun went into an early lead through captain Paul Cargill.
The home side then gifted the visitors a way back by conceding an unnecessary free kick on the edge of the box. Marykirk shot past the stranded Dave Watson.
A sticky pitch, driving wind and low sun made things difficult and neither side could string passes together. Fordoun restored their lead when a delighted Nathan Keddie blasted home from close range. Lloyd Davies scored his first for Fordoun after good work from Gavin Norrie.
Half-time Fourdon 3, Marykirk 1.
In the second half Fordoun, with the sun and wind at their backs, made their one-man advantage count. Paul Cargill added his second of the game and was replaced by Eck Porter who also netted.
Nathan Keddie bagged two more to complete his first hat-trick in Fordoun colours. Logan Cruickshank ventured forward from centre half to get his name on the score sheet. Dale Prentice became the third Fordoun player to hit a double.
Goal of the game came from Gavin Norrie who burst forward on the left wing and beat the ‘keeper from the corner of the box.
Fordoun also finished with 10 men when Dave Watson picked up an injury and was forced off, after the substitute had been used.
Fordoun go to a Fettercairn local derby next week, while Marykirk are at home to City Royal.