Maud back in action after six-week lay-off

Maud eventually got a game of football after six weeks out due to the weather.

Dyce were the visitors to Pleasure Park and their first chance came from a McAlister shot but it was blocked by Willox.

Against the run of play the visitors went in front when a shot was deflected off a Maud player and rebounded to Jordan Morrice who fired home past Dunbar.

Murray on the left for Dyce was beginning to cause problems and he went close with a drive from 25 yards which Dunbar did well to tip over the bar.

Bartlet was next to test Dunbar with a shot from distance but it was easily saved. Simpson came close with a header from a Morrice corner.

From a Murray cross Bartlet should have scored a second but he fired wide from six yards

Into the second half and a stunning shot from distance by Walker needed Horne to make a fine save.

Dyce doubled their lead after good set up play by McAllister who laid it off to Jordan Morrice to score his second from 12 yards.

Maud hit straight back when a Cross by Bremner was met by Smart whose first time shot was parried by Horne but back into the path of Smart who bundled it home.

With 12 minutes remaining Dyce stretched their lead to two goals when Murray unmarked at the back post headed in from a McAlister cross.

Murray again went close when a drive from the left of the box went narrowly wide of the post.

Lombardi and Bartlet combined and only a finely timed tackle by Kirk prevented another goal.

This was a good effort by the home side but Dyce proved too strong on the day.

Maud’s next match will be on Saturday, January 30, in the McBookie.com Superleague when they will be at home against Dufftown with a 1.30pm kick-off.