Culter fire five past Longside

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Longside travelled to play Culter on Saturday in the Superleague.

In the second minute McKimmie beat the offside trap but Duffy raced from his goal to make a fine save. A Porter cross for Longside was put behind for a corner which came to nothing.

The home side were awarded a penalty when the referee adjudged Duffy to have fouled Lewis McKimmie and the striker made no mistake from the spot.

McBain went close with a dipping 25-yard strike which hit the bar and went out for a goal kick.

A Campbell corner was met by Norris but his shot was deflected for another corner, Porter’s kick was cleared upfield.

Culter doubled their advantage in 34 minutes when Shand cross was met by McKimmie and he fired the ball home.

Duffy made a brilliant save to turn away a Brown flick, and the keeper did well again minutes later when he saved a Wilson header

Longside started the second half with Black replacing the injured Cardno. McBain did well on the right before squaring the ball into the middle but Beddie cleared the danger for Longside.

A Whyte corner was headed wide by Norris. George McBain scored number three for Culter on the hour mark when he beat the offside trap before drilling the ball past Duffy.

Four minutes later a mistake by Beddie put Ross McWilliam clear and his first shot was superbly blocked by Duffy but the striker poked home the rebound.

The home side completed the scoring in 67 minutes when a mistake by Black allowed McKimmie to steal in and fire the ball past a helpless Duffy.

Donaldson put Little clear and his shot was brilliantly saved by Farquhar, Begley followed up to score but he was adjudged offside.

This was another bad defeat for Longside with again bad mistakes costing goals.

A bad ten minute spell in the second half killed them off.

Culter are the league’s defending champions and have a strong squad.

Longside’s best player was Ryan Donaldson was solid in midfield as well as in defence when he was moved back there.

This Saturday Longside are home to Lewis Utd. in the Superleague with a 2pm kick-off.

LONGSIDE: Duffy, Whyte, Bruce, Beddie, Craik, Norris, Cardno, Donaldson, Campbell, Butcher, Porter. Subs: Black, Little, Begley, Thomson.