CRUDEN Bay faced Newmachar in their penultimate game in PMAC Division Two on Wednesday.
Newmachar had most of the exchanges in the opening minutes and then the play became more even, although there were no real chances created in the opening ten minutes.
MacLeod put in a shot for Newmachar, after he had received the ball from a Findlay clearance but the effort went straight into the hands of Bay keeper Pirie. The home side could then have gone ahead, when Keith put the ball across the Bay goal after he had rounded Pirie,; however the ball cleared by Thompson.
Then a good move involving several Bay players ended with Sangster’s cross from the right going behind for a goal kick.
In a Newmachar attack, Shand chipped the ball forward for Johnston, but Pirie was out smartly to collect the ball. Then Johnston tried a shot from the right which hit the side netting.
K.Morrison moved smartly to get back to rob Shand as he bore down on the Bay goal, after the ball had been lost in midfield by the Bay and in another Newmachar attack the same player tried a shot at goal, which was tipped over the bar by Pirie. Macleod for the home side also put in shot which was well wide.
At the other end, Park put his effort over the bar following an Anderson free kick from midway in the Newmachar half.
Shand, again, broke clear for the home side but, once more, the effort went over from a wide angle Right on half time the home side went ahead, when Keith managed to slot the ball home following a scramble in the Bay goalmouth.
The bay did come out for the second half and got themselves more into the game; again chances were, still, few and far between. In one attack, a saqngster corner was met at the far post by Thompson whose header went wide. A further corner this time from Goodwin was also headed wide by Findlay. Tocher, then, headed a free kick from Findlay down to Goodwin, whose shot from 20 yards went over. The Bay went further behind after 71 minutes. When the ball was again lost in midfield; MacLeod was able to latch onto the ball and run on to put the ball past Pirie. Graham then broke into the Bay box; again the final effort went wide.
On 85 minutes, the home side were three up. Majury put the ball out wide right to Jamieson who then put in a cross for Keith to slot the ball into the Bay net.
Bay’s misery was complete just before the final whistle when Abel headed home to complete the scoring.
Another game were the Bay gave away soft goals; however it is safe to say that, despite the scoreline, Newmachar were not four goals better than the visitors.
Cruden Bay: Pirie, Tocher, Anderson, Thompson, Findlay, K. Morrison, Sangster, Wilby, Goodwin, Park, S. Morrison. Subs: Lynch, Ferris, Sime