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Wed 22nd Oct - Keith 1 Inverurie Locos 3

Inverurie Locos made it two wins on the trot in the space of five days against teams with new managers in charge.

Scott Mathieson was again between the sticks while Gordon Forsyth took the place of unavailable Ryan Broadhurst in central defence.

It was a perfect start in 5 mins as Neil McLean fed the ball to the right for David Ross who raced to the byeline and saw his cut back knocked home from close range by Scott Begg, the midfielder’s first goal of the season.

A well built up move by Jordan Leyden threatened to double the score but despite a good finish by Martin Bavidge, the veteran striker had just gone narrowly offside.

Leyden was again causing concern for the Maroons defence, ex Locos keeper Daniel Bell coming out to block, then skipper McLean poked a shot at Bell which was easily taken.

There was a scare at the other end when the ball broke off Forsyth and Colony product Matthew McDonald into the path of Keith captain Stuart Massie but he shot into the side net.

In 29 minutes and despite fierce protests at the award of a free kick, Locos made it 2-0 in 29 minutes, Ross Anderson headflicking home Leyden’s inswinging free kick from the right.

Six minutes later Keith were back in the game as good line leading by the experiencedMichael Ewen saw him look to heading to the Locos goal himself, only to back track and set the ball on a plate for Massie to strike an 18 yard shot first time through the body of Mathieson.

Locos were still the better team and went close in 40 mins, Bavidge easing away from his marker on the left, crossing into the centre, McLean volleying into the ground and the ball coming flying back from the inside of the post.

It was 3-1 a minute from the break and probably the most bizzare goal Locos will score this season. This time it was roles reversed. McLean on the left pinging a ball in, it hit a Keith defender and went in off the jaw of Martin Bavidge.

The threat of the away side continued into the second half. David Ross saw a shot take a slight flick on its way to coming back from the crossbar.

There was a brief spell of pressure on the away goal emanating from young Craig Cormack, Mathieson then spilling a ball before Michael Ralton volleyed over after a corner on the right. Then young Greg Smith sent a long range effort narrowly wide.

Both keepers were called on to make saves, Bell saving at the feet of Ross when a ball was bobbling, sub Henderson then giving Mathieson something to do, while Bell saved from former Keith hero Dean Donaldson.

Deano was looking the most dangerous forward in the latter stages but despite having a shot cleared off the line and another crafted effort narly leading to an own goal, there was to be no further scoring.

Keith:Bell, Whelan,Smith(Strachan 86),Milne, Ralton, Collinson,CraigCormack(Scott Robison 78),Stewart,Ewen, Massie,McDonald(R Henderson 64)

Subs:McInnes,Flaherty,Cooper, Dey

Locos: Mathieson, Mitchell(Michie83), Maitland,Begg(Keir83), Anderson,Forsyth,Ross,McLean,Leyden(Donaldson 60), Bavidge, YoungSubs:Still

Ref A Shepherd

League Table

Rank Teams Played Points Current form
1 Cove Rangers 22 62 WWWWW
2 Fraserburgh 24 55 WDWWD
3 Inverurie Locos 24 51 WLWDW
4 Formartine United 24 49 WWWLW
5 Forres Mechanics 23 45 WWWLW
6 Buckie Thistle 25 43 LDWLD
7 Brora Rangers 20 41 WWLDL
8 Huntly 25 39 LLLLD
9 Rothes 24 37 DLLWW
10 Nairn County 22 35 LWDWW
11 Deveronvale 24 32 DLWLL
12 Clachnacuddin 25 30 LWDDL
13 Wick Academy 20 27 DWWWD
14 Turriff United 22 24 LLLLL
15 Lossiemouth 26 14 WLLWL
16 Keith 26 11 LLLLL
17 Strathspey Thistle 23 7 LLDWL
18 Fort William 21 2 LLLLD

Recent Results

17-02-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 29
Nairn County 1 : 0 Strathspey Thistle
Forres Mechanics 3 : 0 Deveronvale
Wick Academy 1 : 1 Huntly
Fraserburgh 2 : 2 Buckie Thistle
Inverurie Locos 3 : 0 Clachnacuddin
Keith 0 : 5 Cove Rangers
Lossiemouth 4 : 6 Rothes
Formartine United 3 : 2 Brora Rangers
10-02-2018 15:00 - Scottish Cup Fifth Round
Cove Rangers 1 : 3 Falkirk
Kilmarnock 4 : 0 Brora Rangers
10-02-2018 15:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup First Round
Buckie Thistle 0 : 3 Keith
Fraserburgh 9 : 0 Fort William
Nairn County 3 : 2 Lossiemouth
10-02-2018 14:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup First Round
Formartine United 5 : 1 Clachnacuddin
03-02-2018 15:00 - Breedon Highland League Cup Prelim Round
Brora Rangers 4 : 1 Inverurie Locos
03-02-2018 15:00 - SHFL Week 28
Fort William 1 : 1 Clachnacuddin
Huntly 2 : 3 Nairn County
Rothes 3 : 2 Keith

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