Welfare League plays two games

Neither of the Welfare League’s Jack Bryson Scottish Cup fixtures were played at the weekend.

Hillside’s opponents, Morayshire side Lhanbryde, conceded their tie allowing Hillside to progress to the last 16 of the competition.

Fordoun Galaxy’s fixture against ​Clydebank Rovers was postponed until a dispute over where the game should be played is resolved. This will be done at a meeting to be held this Friday (December 14).

Two league games survived

Two league games beat the big freeze and both were played at Broomfield as Hudsons reclaimed top spot with a 7-1 away to Montrose Athletic; and MCT climbed back up to third in the table with an 8-1 home win over City Royal.

League fixtures for Sunday

Bervie Caley v Montrose Athletic; Black Abbot v Golf Inn (10.30am kick-off); Hudsons v City Royal; MCT v Marykirk; Northern Vaults v Fettercairn.

MCT 8 City Royal 1

MCT AND City Royal kicked off this league match in very windy conditions at Broomfield on Sunday.

MCT scored first in 10 minutes when a mis-hit shot from Petrie fell to Billy CANDY to score from five yards.

City Royal equalised a few minutes later after a good move that allowed their striker to score from 12 yards with a fine shot past Laidlaw in goal.

In 30 minutes MCT regained the lead when a good pass from Mclean put Jordan GREIG in to finish from eight yards.

Candy went close with a shot across the ‘keeper then Mennie also had a near thing with a great try from 25 yards.

MCT made it 3-1 a couple of minutes before half-time, when Greig put Darren McLEAN through to fire the ball home from 10 yards.

Half-time: MCT 3, City Royal 1.

In 50 minutes City Royal were awarded a penalty which was brilliantly saved by ‘keeper Laidlaw.

Five minutes later MCT took advantage of the miss to score their fourth goal after some great one-touch passing.

Morris passed to GREIG to beat a man and finish well from a few yards out.

After an hour MCT were four ahead. David MORRIS scored his first goal for the club after the ball broke to him and from 10 yards he shot home despite the efforts of the goalkeeper to claw it away.

Jordan Greig went close to scoring his hat-trick goal with a great effort from 20 yards that was superbly saved by the ‘keeper.

However, his hat-trick was only delayed a couple of minutes. With 20 minutes to play a great through-ball from Petrie put GREIG through on goal and he easily beat the ‘keeper with a cool finish from 10 yards to complete his hat-trick.

In 75 minutes Billy CANDY was put clear by fellow postie Petrie, and he duly delivered a great finish for his second and MCT’s seventh.

With five minutes left to play McLean was put through with only the ‘keeper to beat. But from five yards he blasted the ball onto the bar and over for a shocking miss.

Two minutes later he was not to be denied when he scored from 10 yards to give MCT a seven-goal cushion.