Category: Inverurie Loco Works

Lossiemouth 0-7 Inverurie Loco Works – SHFL – 30th August 2014

Lossiemouth slumped to their heaviest defeat of the season against an Inverurie Loco Works side who barely broke sweat as they thumped seven goals past their generous hosts. A first half four goal haul from David Ross had Lossie beaten long before the interval and Locos kept on scoring after the restart, with Dean Donaldson, Martin Bavidge and Andrew Hunter adding to Lossie’s misery.

Lossie were without Shawn Scott due to injury, while Willie Mathers was on holiday. Locos turned up on the back of a five goal hiding from Brora Rangers which had every Highland League pundit questioning the Shire sides title credentials.

Locos wasted no time in getting over their last result and were a goal up inside a quarter of an hour. David ROSS found space in the box to right foot home a shot past a surprised Connor Hall.

ROSS added a second midway through the half and completed his hat-trick with just over half an hour played to effectively finish the game long before the interval.

Lossie were offering little in the way of opposition and Locos keeper Andy Reid stood bored in his goalmouth watching the game take place at the other end of the park.

The pressure from Locos continued and Lossie were tested by shots from outside the box and from set pieces, but the Coasters managed to keep the damage to a minimum for the rest of the half.

As time expired, Locos bagged a fourth. A half cleared corner fell at the feet of ROSS and he lashed home a right footed strike which beat Hall at his near post.

Half time – Lossiemouth 0-4 Inverurie Loco Works

Locos made their intentions clear immediately after the restart as Neil McLean launched a shot at goal direct from the kick off, forcing Hall to tip the ball over the bar for a corner which Lossie dealt with.

Only a few minutes later Lossie were undone again and this time Locos made a corner count, as Dean DONALDSON tapped home from a yard despite the presence of eight Lossie players in the six yard box.

Martin BAVIDGE made it six with a low curling drive after slack defending left him with all the time in the world to put the ball past Hall. Lossie finally made it up the other end of the park but failed to challenge Reid in any meaningful way.

The visitors completed the scoring when Andrew HUNTER fired home with nine minutes left. Locos were denied an eighth thanks to some fine reaction saves from Hall as the game came to a close.

Lossie face Rothes in the Dunn Derby this midweek and have the chance to avenge the injury time defeat suffered at Mackessack Park earlier this month, while Locos moved to the top of the table thanks to the win and they can stay there with a win against Nairn County on Wednesday.

Full time – Lossiemouth 0-7 Inverurie Loco Works

Lossiemouth – Connor Hall, Tony Ross, Darren Bailey, Chris Ross, Grant Mitchell (Jordan McBain, 79), Kevin Flett, Kevin Duguid, Mark Hector (Scott Gordon, 62),  Scott Miller (Ryan Farquhar, 73), Ryan Green, Scott Dunn; Unused subs – Nicholas Main, Scott Wilson, Errol Watson

Inverurie Loco Works – Andy Reid, John Maitland, Ross Still, Scott Begg, Gordon Forsyth, Broadhurst, Andrew Hunter, Neil McLean (Marc Young, 54), David Ross, Martin Bavidge (Kenny Coull, 83), Dean Donaldson (Ryan Keir, 70); Unused subs –  Ross Anderson, Young, Keir, Coull, Scott Mathieson

Referee – Billy Baxter

Inverurie Loco Works 5-0 Lossiemouth – SHFL – 01st March 2014

Lossiemouth left Harlaw Park empty handed once again following a solid display by Inverurie Locos. Two ahead at the break, Locos banged in three more in the second half to claim all three points with the minimum of fuss.

Kevin Flett made a return to the starting eleven while Liam Archibald was ruled out because of an injury picked up against Keith. Grant Mitchell missed out due to suspension, while Ryan Green was absent. Locos went into the game having endured a patchy February, winning neither of their home games against Buckie Thistle and Brora Rangers but picking up maximum points at Fraserburgh and Cove Rangers.

The half started well for Lossie, with Jordan McBain heading over the bar inside the first three minutes, but from that point on Locos kept Lossie at arms length and set about rattling in the goals.

On the half hour Locos opened the scoring when Jordan Leyden played in Dean DONALDSON who, from the edge of the penalty area, poked the ball back across goal and in at the far post.

Before the break Locos doubled their advantage. Leyden once again provided the assist, finding Neil GAULD in space, and the prolific striker fired the ball into almost the same corner of the net Donaldson found earlier.

Half time – Inverurie Loco Works 2-0 Lossiemouth

Lossie were almost back in the game in the opening minutes of the second half, as Greig Watson thundered a long range effort off the crossbar, with the ball finally falling out of the sky onto the roof of the social club.

It was to be a rare moment of cheer for the travelling support in the second half, as Locos went on to dominate proceedings and secured the points with a quick-fire double just before the hour.

Neil GAULD added his second of the match ten minutes into the second half, tapping in from close range following good work from Bavidge and Begg, and two minutes later the hosts banged in a fourth when Martin BAVIDGE scored from a dozen yards with Watson rooted to the spot.

With the game won, Locos made all three subs in the space of five minutes and the fresh legs ensured Lossie remained under the cosh for the rest of the game. One of the newly introduced players, David ROSS, added a fifth with a speculative effort from outside the area to complete the scoring and condemn Lossie to their heaviest defeat of the year so far.

Lossiemouth now face a pair of games which could define their season. On Saturday the Coasters entertain struggling Strathspey Thistle and, weather permitting, face a midweek trek to Fort William three days later. Wins in both could propel Lossie up the table, while defeats would allow the bottom sides to reel in Lossie.

Full time – Inverurie Loco Works 5-0 Lossiemouth

Lossiemouth – Errol Watson, Tony Ross, Scott Dunn (Scott Wilson, 60), Chris Ross, Jamie McKinnon (Scott Miller, 52), Greig Watson, Ryan Farquhar, Kevin Flett, Jordan McBain (Eliot Winters, 60), Callum Dunbar, Willie Mathers; Unused subs – Jordan Main, Scott Campbell

Inveruie Loco Works – Andy Reid, Neil McLean (Marc Young 66), John Maitland, Scott Begg, Ryan Broadhurst, Ross Anderson, Jordan Leyden, Greg Mitchell, Neil Gauld, Martin Bavidge (Andy Hunter 60), Dean Donaldson (David Ross 60); Unused subs – Mark Souter, Scott Mathieson