Turriff recorded their third SHFL win on the bounce at Harlaw Park today, their 2-0 victory leaving Locos in thirteenth berth & still looking for their first win of the new campaign.
The Inverurie Co-Managers made changes following the draw at Mackessock Park, with Rennie, Adams & Charlesworth restored to the starting eleven, David Ross making his first start of the season & a first senior career appearance for Lewis Wilson. Souter, McLean, Donaldson, Laing & Selfridge making way.
The match kicked off in bright sunshine with Locos attacking the Railway End.
Soft & needless fouls conceded around their own area has been an unwelcome feature in the opening games & sadly for Locos yet another one was presented which was converted by Clark on twenty four minutes, the poorly struck ball going below a jumping wall & bobbling in to the corner of the net.
Debutant Wilson almost netted before being desperately unlucky to see a Ross goal-bound shot bounce off his shins under the Turriff bar.
Keeper Main then needed lengthy treatment before saving a Hunter free-kick. Charlesworth had the last chance of the first period in which Locos were well worth a share of the spoils but had to head up the tunnel a goal down.
McLean & Bavidge appeared for the start of the second half, with Rennie & Forsyth taken off.
A fantastic cross from McLean deserved to be converted but Charlesworth couldn’t keep the header on target.
The game was in essence concluded as a contest after sixty-two minutes with Adams receiving a straight red card after a wholehearted 50-50 challenge with Mair.
The Clark attempt from the resultant free-kick was saved before skipper Hunter was yellowed for dissent as the match, very briefly, threatened to run away somewhat from the officials. Kevin Main required further treatment & several reminders from the referee to refrain from time-wasting. Kleczkkowski went off with Gray coming on. Bavidge went close but a Turriff breakaway led to a second & clinching goal, with Young left with a an easy chance to settle things - 0-2 seventy six minutes.
A bad day at the office reached farcical status next as Anderson picked up what looked like a really bad injury & Locos were left to play out this derby match with nine players.