Bervie score six away from home

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Bervie travelled away from home again on March 4 looking for another good result.

Bervie started slowly and showed none of the urgency from the week before.

The breakthrough came in 21 minutes. An Anderson cross was parried by the goalie against a defender and bounced into the net for the opening goal.

This sparked the game up and Bervie scored again 3 minutes later. Avis received the ball from Blacklaw, turned away from a defender a let loose a shot across goal, which was parried by the goalie but Wotherspoon was there to slot in from close range. Half time came and Bervie were told to up the ante and get the goals to finish off the game.

Bervie reacted to the half time talk with two goals in four minutes, the first came in 37 minutes when McLaughlin squared to Blacklaw who sent a delightful lob over the goalie.

Straight from the centre McLaughlin collected the ball at the edge of the box, stepped away from oncoming defenders and fired in a shot, which was again parried by the keeper and this time Karspinski made it 4–0.

Morris and Thomson were linking up well on the left but the final pass or shot was still lacking, but there was a bit more fire in the Bervie game now.

The game was now in the Ellon half apart from a couple of forays which were dealt with by Leisk and the defence.

Bervie’s fifth goal came after a bit of sustained pressure on the right when Brown darted between defenders putting them under pressure and a resultant loose pass from the Ellon defender with Brown breathing down his neck was collected by Thomson who turned and fired a shot into the far corner out of reach of the goalie.

Bervie continued pressing down the left through Morris and Thomson and after a shot from Morris was cleared by a defender, Blacklaw collected the ball on the edge of the box and hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner for 6–0.

Bervie had a few chances after this but were unable to score again.

Not a very convincing performance at times but definitely a good result away from home and a positive display again from the defence and goalie.

Man of the match was Blacklaw who was the only midfielder who worked to his potential, tracked back continually to help the defence, set up goals and scored a couple as well.

Bervie 13s: T. Leisk, S. Smith, M. Davies, K. Gordon, A. Smith, J. Karspinski, L. Wotherspoon, J. McLaughlin, D. Blacklaw , D. Avis, H. Anderson. Subs: M. Brown, F. Reid, C. Thomson, M. Morris, B. Dawson.