Miserable February ends for Musk

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A GOAL in each half, including one from the penalty spot, gave the league leaders Ferryhill the points and rounded off a miserable month for Monymusk.

This was a much better performance, despite the scoreline, by Musk after the previous week’s debacle at Turriff when they were hit for six.

A re-shuffled Monymusk team saw Robertson partner Nicolson in the centre of defence with Phil Stewart moving out to the left and Jamie Mackie starting in midfield. Paul Doverty got a start against his former team and trialist Grant Forsyth was on the bench.

Monymusk started the game brightly and there was a let-off for the league leaders in 11 minutes when Phil Stewart popped up on the right and saw his drive cannon off the post.

Musk were containing Ferryhill much to their frustration and this boiled over in 28 minutes when the referee booked the city side’s manager and sent him from the field. A spell of pressure for Ferryhill saw Musk keeper Mikey Fyffe block well, before bringing off a great save with 10 minutes of the first half remaining to keep his team on level terms.

The opening goal was only delayed, however, and it came two minutes later when a Ferryhill corner was headed into the net.

Musk started the second half in fine fashion with a great Andy Cruden effort after just four minutes which fizzed just over the top of the crossbar.

Ferryhill consolidated their lead in 70 minutes when the referee awarded them a penalty and the spot kick was duly converted to finish the scoring.

Monymusk: Fyffe, Duthie, J. Stewart, Robertson, Nicolson, Moss (Forsyth), Hay, Mackie, Doverty (Sangster), Cruden (Beaton), P. Stewart.

Subs not used: Barron and Smart.

This Saturday (March 4) Monymusk face Highland Hotel in a Division Three game at Deer Park. Kick-off is at 2pm.