Welfare sides back in action after frustrating lay-off

Marykirk 1

Fordoun Galaxy 3

AFTER two frustrating months without fixtures, both Marykirk and Fordoun Galaxy finally managed to blow away the cob webs on a blustery Sunday morning in Montrose.

With both sides lining up in a 4-4-2 formation it was Fordoun who hit the scoresheet first after 10 minutes.

Prentice and Forbes pounced on indecision from a Marykirk defender on the edge of the 18-yard box. Prentice’s shot was blocked and fell into the feet of player-manager Mark FORBES who made no mistake in finding the bottom right corner to put his team ahead.

Conditions were proving difficult for both teams. Marykirk dropped a floated ball over the defence and a striker forced an excellent diving save from Watson.

Shortly afterwards, Marykirk equalised after long ball carried in the wind and fell fortunately for the Marykirk striker to slot home. Fordoun were next to the lead; a perfectly weighted corner from Fraser was spectacularly volleyed into the top corner by Paul CARGILL from 12 yards leaving ‘keeper Tabini with no chance.

Half-time: Marykirk 1, Fordoun 2.

With the wind behind them in the second half, Fordoun applied more pressure on Marykirk and were unlucky on a few occasions with offside calls. Marykirk battled away and forced Watson into a terrific one handed save but otherwise struggled to get any traction against a well organised Fordoun defence.

Fordoun hit their third goal when the Marykirk defence and ‘keeper made a hash of a floated delivery that was headed on by Stirling and after a stramash it was Dale PRENTICE who stuck the ball home.

In the final 20 minutes, Fordoun applied a lot of pressure on a tiring Marykirk defence; a long throw by Cargill was headed by Maxwell but ‘keeper Tabini plucked it from his top corner and Fraser, Scanlan, Stirling and Walker all had chances to increase the scoreline.

Saturday’s fixture

Donald McNair Cup - Black Abbot v New Deer.

Sunday’s league fixtures

Fordoun v MCT, Neptune v Bervie, Marykirk v Hudsons.

Jack Bryson Cup

City Royal v Golf Inn, St Ninians v Springers, Denmore v Fettercairn.