This was no memorable occasion for skipper Cammy Keith on his 250th Maroons appearance as he saw his side swallowed up by a five goal second half barrage at Mosset Park. The pitch survived a late morning inspection, which is more than the visitors second half capitulation did.
In fairness perhaps, Ewan Robb was missing the experience of Adam Clark, Gary McNamee and Ryan Robertson, but after a battling first half display a three goal in fifteen minutes blitz had them dead and buried.
Chances abounded at both ends in the first period, and Ryan Whelan really ought to have found the back of the net when he got on the end of a perfect Cammy Keith cut back, but he skied over the bar from 16 yards. David Dey then twice came to the rescue pulling off a couple of fine saves.
Teenage loanee Mitchell Foy then just missed out for the Maroons on the stroke of half-time.
Three minutes into the second half and David Dey did well to deny Lee Fraser, but he could do nothing in the 55th minute when much travelled striker Robbie Duncanson, once a Keith target, cracked home a beautiful 18 yarder. Putrid defending then let Stuart Soane double the lead, and when David Dey scrabbled about to let Lee Fraser easily slot home in the 70th minute it was tatties ower the side.
Young David Dey then twice pulled off two quick fire saves with his defence static, but again he was left high and dry as Duncanson was allowed to jink and weave his in before slamming home from 15 yards with 80 minutes on the clock.
The second half debacle was completed three minutes from the end when David Dey failed to keep out another Soane effort to give the Can Cans a nap hand in their first outing in three weeks.
KEITH – Dey, Hutcheon, Spink, Ralton A Smith, Begg, Foy(Manson 67), Fraser, Keith, Brownie, R Whelan. unused subs – Buxton, Cowie, Raffell.