One-way traffic by 10-man MCT

MCT 17 Marykirk 0

MCT GOT off to a good start with a goal in four minutes. The ‘keeper failed to pick up a through ball from McLean, allowing Jordan GREIG to nip in and score an easy goal.

About 10 minutes later a corner from Greig was punched by the ‘keeper but only to MENNIE who lashed home from close in.

After a good move down the wing Greig fired the ball to the on-rushing STRIDGEON to slam the ball home at the back post.

MCT kept making chances for Candy, Deryck McLean and Greig who all missed good chances and it took until the 37th minute for another goal, when a Greig square ball led to CANDY supplying a good finish from eight yards.

The nearest the visitors came to scoring was when a backward header from Mennie led to Laidlaw making a great save from a Candy shot. Just before half-time the ball broke to STRIDGEON who thundered in a great drive from 20 yards.

Half-time: MCT 5, Marykirk 0.

Soon after the restart a good pass from Petrie allowed MENNIE to score from close in.

MCT made it seven when a Candy shot hit a defender on the line and GREIG pounced to score from a yard out.

The McLean brothers combined to make it eight after Darren McLean’s shot was flicked in by Deryk McLEAN at the back post.

On the hour Duncan was chopped down in the box and veteran McINTOSH expertly sent the ‘keeper the wrong way from the spot.

After a great run down the wing Stridgeon passed to Petrie who teed up CANDY to score from six yards. Billy Candy got his hat-trick goal when the ball broke to him in the box and he scored with ease.

Substitute Ferguson had to go off with a dislocated shoulder, leaving MCT with 10 men.

MCR scored six goals in the last 10 minutes.

A good pass from Burnett gave CANDY number 12. Then a one-two with Candy gave STRIDGEON his hat-trick goal from close in.

Darren McLean put in a great cross for his younger brother Deryk McLEAN to score with a bullet header.

A square pass from Candy allowed PETRIE to slip the ball home from close-in. A good pass from Greig put CANDY in to score his fifth of the game, helped by the ‘keeper turning his back on his shot.

The final goal came in the final minute when Darren McLEAN at last scored courtesy of a pass from Petrie.