Maud 5 - 2 Nairn St Ninian
13th April 2019
Maud Junior Football Club
Maud: Fyfe, Whyte, Crisp, Thornton, Clark, R Thomson, G Thomson, Conway, Ritchie, Mackie, Chicken,
Subs: Lawson, Walker, Robertson
Maud welcomed Nairn St Nairn in another vital league match played in a glorious sunny afternoon. Nairn started well earning 2 corners in quick succession, but the Maud back line stood firm. Nairn looked like they were about to score until a fantastic piece of defending by Thornton. On 18 mins the away pressure finally told when the Nairn striker MacLeod fired home via a deflection past Fyfe. Maud came into the game more now and were soon on level terms when a ball from Chicken into the path of Conway whose right foot curling shot into the top corner of the net leaving the away keeper helpless. A Conway header was met by Crisp who couldn't keeper his header on target. 35 mins and a Conway corner curled straight in to the top corner of the net. A clearance by Crisp was player long out on the right which Conway ran onto and past the defender and smashing the ball in for his hatrick.
Clark tried a shot from distance but was straight at the visiting keeper. Fyfe did well to punch clear a cross while under pressure. A corner was swung across and after it was half cleared it fell to Mason who had a simple tap in to reduce the lead to one. Maud replied with a fourth goal after a good through ball by Ritchie to Conway who made no mistake with his finish. Conway set up R Thomson who dragged his shot wide. Great work again by Chicken on the wing but the re were no takers in the middle when his cross fizzed along the 6-yard box. Maud made 3 substitutions in quick succession with Walker, Lawson and Robertson on for Thomson, Mackie and Chicken. Just on the 90th minute Robertson scored a fifth goal when he put in at the back post from a Walker cross. This was a fine performance from Maud which was helped by the excellent 4 goals from Zack Conway alongside young Tyler chicken.
Maud next fixture is on Saturday 27 April home v East End in the McBookie.com Superleague with a 2pm ko.