Action-packed weekend for Welfare teams

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IN THE Buchan Welfare League at the weekend, Cuminestown faced Harbour Lights and the home side rattled in 11 goals without reply with Mark Robertson firing home five, Sean Smith with a hatrick, and one each from Colin Bain, Clarke Morrison and Scott Alexander.

The away side finished the match with ten players after having a player sent off. In another league game Methlick played host to Hatton and it ended in another close game between these two sides with the away side winning by the odd goal in nine.

The winning goals came from Alan Geddes with a hatrick and one each from Matthew Cowie and Martin Forman and replying for the home side was Ben Watt, Phillip Sim, Garry Finnie and Craig Mitchell.

Longside Thistle faced the Peterhead Pensioners in their league game and the away side stretched their lead at the top of the table with a 2-0 away win. The goals were scored by Duncan Summers and Neil Cameron.

The semi-final of the Methlick Cup was a repeat of Monday night’s game between Harbour Lights and Cuminestown and it was once again Cuminestown who kept the goals coming winning by 9-2.

The winning goals were scored by Clarke Morrison with four, a hatrick from Chris Strachan and one each from Tony Fullwood and Scott Alexander and replying for Harbour Lights were Robbie Mckean and Jay Duncan.

The semi-final of the Hatton Cup was between Cruden Bay and Mambos. The home side keeper was busy straight from the start making a host of saves from Pirie and Brown twice.

Cruden Bay’s best chance fell to Wood on the right but the away side keeper saved with his feet. Alan Norris gave the home side the lead late on in the first half.

Laing hit a fierce free kick from 20 yards but it was straight at the keeper. Duncan should have doubled Mambos lead but managed to fire over from inside the six-yard box.

In the second half Cruden Bay drew level from a corner when Connor out-jumped the Mambos defence to head home.

A few minutes later Mambos were ahead with a simple finish by Barry Shepard . Mambos now await the winner of Hatton and Ardallie in the final.


League - Cuminestown 11, Harbour Lights 0; Methlick 4, Hatton 5; Longside 0, Phd Pensioners 2.

Methlick Cup semi-final - Cuminestown 9, Harbour Lights 2.

Hatton Cup semi-final - Cruden Bay 1, Mambos 2.

Fixtures for Thursday, July 7:

Hatton Cup final - Mambos v Hatton.

Cuminestown Cup quarter-final - Phd Pensioners v Ardallie.

Ardallie Cup quarter-final - Cruden Bay v Harbour Lights (kick-off 7pm).