ON a day when some of the leading teams grabbed late winners to claim the full points in their games, it was vitally important Inverurie Locos didn’t slip up against the League’s bottom dogs Fort William.
They certainly didn’t, winning 6-0, and remain in fifth place, firmly within the pack
A great run of keeping clean sheets in the first half of games is being built up, this was to be the sixth in a row, and by the time the half time whistle had sounded, four goals had been netted at the other end
Locos took the lead after just three minutes, with Andy Hunter picking out experienced forward Martin BAVIDGE who found the net from eight yards.
The former Peterhead man headed the ball against the bar on 14 minutes, before Inverurie made it 2-0 courtesy of Neil GAULD’S header from a Dean Donaldson assist.
Captain marvel Neil McLean struck the post for the Garioch side, but Keiran ADAMS was on hand to nod home from Greg Mitchell’s free-kick on 33 minutes,.
Six minutes later, Fort defender Ian Foggo’s attempted clearance landed in the net, Martin BAVIDGE being credited with the final touch for his second of the game.
DONALDSON made it five on the hour mark with an excellent shot across goal into the far corner, before GAULD added his second with a sweet low strike from 25 yards.
Fort William: Donaldson, Buchan, MacKintosh (Trialist 70), Foggo, Martin, Gillespie, MacKay, Millar (Farquhar 76), Campbell, Trialist, Tot (MacLellan 46)
Subs: Lewandowski, Farquhar.
Inverurie Locos: Reid, Mitchell (Michie 57), Maitland, Begg, Adams, Anderson, Hunter, Mclean, Gauld, Bavidge (Young 57), Donaldson (Forsyth 64).
Subs: Souter, Mathieson.
Referee: M Stewart
Locos co-boss Kenny Coull said: “The very early goal helped us on our way and from the first whistle the players did a very professional job.
“Credit to Fort William though, despite being behind, they played some great football in the second half”
This Saturday Locos make their second SHFL TV appearance of the season and will look to display the same form they displayed in the televised win over Lossiemouth.
Keith are the opponents, coming off the back of playing really well at Wick Academy and only losing out to a late Gary Weir goal.