Buchanhaven Hearts 1-9 Newmachar Utd
Our last friendly saw us make the trip up to Peterhead to take on the Hearties. The teams had a slight wind to deal with but the Raemoss pitch was in great condition.
Cooper in the Newmachar goal had to be alert in the first minute as he saved low to his left after a wicked deflection. Dawson & skipper Black were soon knocking the ball around at the back and dominating possession and in the 9th minute, Chris Hardie got on the end of Euan Dryburgh cross to head home.
Newmachar were seeing good success down the left with Euan Dryburgh, Dawson & Jimmer linking up well and on the 25th minute, Jimmer sent in a low cross for Josh Reynolds to tap in from 5 yards out.
3 minutes later, some more fine work down the left saw Jimmer hacked down for a penalty. He dusted himself off and sent the keeper the wrong the way for the third of the day.
Euan Dryburgh was next, and 8 minutes later he put a 20 yard effort into the top corner of the net.
Buchanhaven had a spell towards the end of the half where they knocked it around well and got 1 back as the left winger put a dangerous cross across the goal which Murray Dawson headed into his own net from 3 yards.
Half time 1-4
Newmachar changed Gerrie for Travers at half time and within 3 minutes of the restart he added the 5th. A deflected shot into the bottom corner to end any hopes of a comeback from the Hearties. 2 minutes Jimmer added a 6th and his 2nd of the day.
Newmachar were dominating possession and moving the ball well. Any loss of possession was quickly won back. Stevo was next to get his name on the score sheet with the Hearties keeper spilling his long range effort. 2 minutes later, Hardie added his 2nd of the day and Newmachar’s 8th when he picked up the ball 30 yards out, spun and seeing the GK off his line, chipped the ball into the empty net.
Newmachar made 7 changes and continued to push forward in search of more goals. The final goal of the day wasn’t to come until the 83rd minute when Travers sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot.
A good end to the pre season friendlies before we start the Grill League Cup with a trip to Sunnybank.
Team – Cooper, E Dryburgh (Robertson) B Dryburgh (Davidson) Dawson (Cook) Black, Young, Gerrie (Travers) Reynolds (Harker) McMahon (Saunders) Hardie (Wood) Watt (Walton)