Slaemuir FC 2
Fordoun Galaxy 5
Fordoun made the three hour trek to Morton face Slaemuir in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
Kick-off was delayed by 30 minutes, as games over ran on the all weather pitch, and finally got under way at 3.30 p.m.
The visitors came flying out of the traps, pressing Slaemuir all over the pitch and taking full advantage of the excellent surface to play some delightful football.
Two early chances were created for Dean McComiskie but Slaemuir managed to keep their goal in tact.
It looked as though Galaxy would live to regret the missed chances when the home side finally created a chance when David Jamieson does what David Jamieson does and kept them at bay.
Mid way through the half, Michael Deans showed great determination to win and retain the ball on the left wing, eventually the ball was worked to Nathan KEDDIE, who finished the move to give Fordoun the advantage, which they retained at the interval.
Half time: Slaemuir FC 0, Fordoun Galaxy 1.
Fordoun started the second half with the same tempo that they had the first and soon added a second goal when Dean McComiskie was thwarted as he rounded the home ‘keeper, only for Kevin HECTOR to gather the ball and coolly stroke home.
The two goal lead didn’t last long and Slaemuir dumped a free kick into the Galaxy box and eventually the ball was forced home.
Fordoun regrouped and went on to score twice more through Nathan KEDDIE and Dean McCOMISKIE with Andrew Stirling and Darren Cruickshank’s dancing feet providing the assists.
Slaemuir struck again when a free kick was curled into the bottom corner.
However, it was Fordoun again who had the last laugh when Nathan KEDDIE rounded off his hat-trick.
Fordoun’s first win on the road in the Scottish Cup secured them a place in the quarter finals where they will face Clydeside United, who overcame St Cyrus in an earlier round.
Fordoun: Jamieson, A Stirling, Mennie, R Deans, Cuthill, M Deans (Davies), Keddie, Thomson, D Cruickshank, Hector (Henderson) and McComiskie. Unused: Forbes.
The latest Montrose and District Welfare League and cup results and fixtures are as follows:
Sunday’s results: League - Bervie 2, The Old Bolag 2; Hudsons 3, Fettercairn 1; Marykirk 8, @Bar FC 4; MCT 5, Lochside United 1; Northern Vaults 0, Hillside 5.
The League Fixtures for Sunday, March 2, which have a 10.45 a.m. kick-off, are: MCT v St Cyrus; The Old Bolag v Northern Vaults.
The fixtures for the Matrix Cup quarter finals, which have a 10.30 a.m. kick-off, are: Bervie v Hudsons; Fettercairn v Marykirk; Golf Inn v Lochside United; Hillside v Fordoun Galaxy.