Hive hit three to go second

STonehaven kicked off Saturday’s Superleague encounter at home to Maud looking to continue their good run of form and move into second in the table.

It was Stonehaven who dominated the first half and it took just 8 minutes to open the scoring. The keeper sent the ball straight to Glass who controlled the ball and struck it on the half volley and in off the post.

The second goal arrived in 24 minutes. Horne picked up the ball down the Maud left following good play by Low and his shot deceived the Maud ‘keeper.

Horne nearly grabbed a second just a minute later but the Maud ‘keeper only just managed to hold the effort as Glass closed in for the rebound.

Stonehaven were unlucky to have a goal from Horne chalked off for offside on 37 minutes following good play down the left between Lewis Shand and David Glass.

Steel should have made it 3-0 in the 42nd minute after David Glass did well to play him in however his shot was straight at the ‘keeper. All was not lost however as the resulting corner found the head of McCall who had the simplest of tasks to head home.

Stonehaven continued to press from the start of the second half and just a minute in Horne beat his man but saw his shot tipped over the bar.

The second half failed to live up to the first. Lewis Shand was played in by a cross field ball from Steel but shot wide, then Glass had a chance from a free kick on 78 minutes but the ‘keeper was equal to his effort.

With 10 minutes to go substitute Cormack knocked the ball inside to Horne who was unlucky to see his curling effort go wide of the post.

Stonehaven: Smith, Low, Lewis Shand (Sinclair), Croll, McCall, Duncan (Petrie), Horne, Cruickshank, Steel, Martin Shand (Cormack), Glass. Subs: Alexander, Pyper.