Mearns Utd finish season with win

MEARNS United finished their season with a win over Nicol’s on Saturday.

Mearns wanted to finish what has been a marvellous campaign on a high and they did just that with a victory which means they win Division One North by a six point margin from second place Great Western United.

Mearns took the lead in 15 minutes. A Stevie Law lob hit the bar and Rob Armstrong headed home.

Nicol’s equalised in 30 minutes when a looping cross drifted in at the far post.

Three minutes into the second half, a Fotheringham cross hit the post and Armstrong tapped in the rebound.

In 59 minutes a through ball from Ross Donald left Armstrong one on one with the keeper and he made no mistake.

It was 4-1 in 69 minutes when a corner from Craig Irvine was headed home on the near post by Andrew Scott.

Nicol’s got second goal four minutes later with a low shot across the keeper.

Mearns wrapped things up in the 80th minute. Donald flicked the ball on and Armstrong lobbed the keeper for his fourth of the game.

Armstrong’s four-goal tally actually sees him overhaul team mate Ross Donald to finish as the club’s top scorer in a goal-laden season.

Mearns utilised a 23-man squad during the season and every one of them played a part as they went the furthest of any Aberdeenshire side in the Scottish Cup, reaching round five.

Mearns also reached the semi-finals of the Association Cup, fourth round of the North of Scotland Cup and semi-finals of the Stephen Shield.

Mearns United 5

Nicol’s Amateurs 2