Unbeaten run ends for Monymusk

A RUN of eight straight wins by Monymusk in Division 3 came to an end in disappointing fashion at Turriff on Saturday when they were hit for six in a game played in blizzard conditions at times.

Musk’s last defeat in the league before this game was away back in August when they suffered a 5-2 loss away to Auchnagatt Barons and Musk suffered an early setback when experienced central defender Phil Stewart had to limp off with an injury after only 10 minutes.

The visitors had a great chance to take the lead three minutes later when the referee gave them a free kick six yards out for what he deemed a pass-back by a Turriff player to his keeper who picked the ball up. With all 11 Turriff players on the goal-line Andrew Moss stepped up but blasted the ball off the post.

A minute later Turriff were in the lead when Musk keeper Mikey Fyffe was unable to deal with a cross from the right which fell to a Turriff player who made no mistake.

Turriff were still looking threatening and eventually increased their lead in 37 minutes when a Turriff player broke down the left wing this time and made no mistake with an angled drive.

A Jamie Mackie free kick saw Liam Barron go close for Musk with a header but with just two minutes remaining of the first half the home side gave the visitors a mountain to climb with a third goal, a volley after a cross from the left.

Monymusk lost their other central defender, Callum Nicolson, to an injury and he was replaced at half-time by Liam Beaton.

Cruden again went close in 49 minutes with a header from a corner but there the threat ended from Monymusk with Turriff taking control as the snow fell, driven by a biting wind.

The home side made it 4-0 midway through the second half and as the game progressed only some great goalkeeping from Fyffe kept Turriff at bay.

With six minutes remaining Turriff added a fifth and completed Musk’s misery with a sixth right at the end of the game.

Monymusk: Fyffe, Mackie, Lyon, Nicolson (Beaton), P. Stewart (Smart), Forshaw, Moss, Barron,Cruden, Sangster and Eddie (J. Stewart)

Unused substitutes: Doverty and Duthie.

Monymusk will be looking to bounce back on Saturday, February 25, when they play host to league leaders Ferryhill at Deer Park with a 2pm kick-off.