Keith 5 Rothes 1
Keith scored a convincing 5-1 win over Rothes at Kynoch Park, goals coming from Matthew McDonald (2), Greg Smith, Michael Ewen and Bruce Milne.
In the 11th minute Michael Ewen found his way into the box but Ricky Horne was there to deny the striker, pushing the ball out for a corner.
From that corner a long cross in to the box was headed out to Greg Smith, who played the ball into the box where Matthew McDonald lashed a shot past Horne to open the scoring.
In the 44th minute Michael Ewen played the ball through to his strike partner Matthew McDonald and he fired a shot into the roof of the net for Keith’s second.
Half-time: Keith 2 Rothes 0
Fifty minutes in Stuart Massie got away from his man and curled a shot goalwards, but Ricky Horne denied him with a wonderful diving save. Fourteen minutes later Matthew McDonald squared the ball to Greg Smith and his shot hit Mackay and flew over Horne into the net.
In the 78th minute a ball was played across to Lewis MacKay and he found the net to give Rothes a way back into the match.
Keith soon responded and when Michael Ewen drove into the box, Ricky Horne took his feet away and the referee gave the home side a penalty and Horne a red card. Ewen stepped up and put the ball to Ferguson’s left with the keeper getting a touch but not keeping it out.
In the 4th minute of injury time Ewen received the ball near the by-line, crossed it into the box and Bruce Milne was there to head home Keith’s fifth of the afternoon.
Reporter: Jozef Gerrie