Longside’s bad run continues

Action from Longside's game against Stonehaven on Saturday
Action from Longside's game against Stonehaven on Saturday

Longside went down 3-0 to visitors Stonehaven on Saturday in the PMAC group Superleague.

It was a bad at day the office all round for Longside, the first goal was always going to be vital and once Stonehaven got in front they went up a gear.

The visitors had the better of the early exchanges without creating any clear cut chances. A Lewis Shand shot was deflected for a corner, Watt’s kick was cleared upfield by Daniel.

At the other end Little found Danton at the back post and he headed the ball back into the danger area but Capstick made a fine save.

With 32 minutes gone Stonehaven were awarded a free kick 25 yards out, Taylor’s shot went well over the bar. Capstick did well to save a Danton shot with Daniel getting to the rebound but he couldn’t divert it goalwards.

A dangerous cross from Mathieson was met by Martin Shand but he headed the ball wide. Longside made a change in 38 minutes when Nicol Davidson went off injured to be replaced by Weir.

A Danton shot from a Daniel corner was blocked on the line before being cleared. Just on time MacDonald made a brilliant save to turn away a Martin Shand header.

Stonehaven broke the deadlock in 53 minutes when hesitancy in the Longside defence allowed darren Taylor to pick his spot in the net.

The home side had a narrow escape again minutes later when a McCall header was saved by MacDonald but his throw out came off one of his own players before Martin Shand prodded it wide.

Again the home defence struggled to get the ball clear in 70 minutes and Taylor volleyed the ball into the back of the net. Longside did have the ball in the net minutes later but the referee blew for an earlier foul which came to nothing.

Taylor completed his hat-trick in the 80th minute when he found himself with time to place the ball beyond MacDonald. This Saturday Longside are away to Hall Russell United in the PMAC group Superleague (ko:2pm).

Longside : NacDonald, N.Davidson, Buchan, Donaldson, C.Davidson, Munro, Walker, Burr, Danton, Daniel and Little.Subs: Butcher, Weir, Panton, Mair and Tait.