Mearns’ sides faced a host of away fixtures this weekend, but it was mostly positive results for the lot as Bervie continue to push for promotion, Stonehaven Ladies grabbed their first win of the season and Stonehaven Athletic keep the pressure on in the Division Two North title race.
Stonehaven Ladies have their first victory of the season and they had to do it hard way. Elise Smith scored twice, including the winner as newly promoted Stoney snatched a dramatic 4-3 win over Deveronvale Ladies.
Stonehaven manager Matt Smith told NE98 the following in his match report:
“We welcomed a youthful and fast passing Deveronvale squad to Mineralwell for our second league match of the season. The game started at a high pace and that tempo continued throughout the 90 minutes.”
“A fantastic game for the neutral to watch and I have nothing but admiration for the work being done at Deveronvale with an incredibly young squad who forced Stonehaven to up their game today. We wish them all the best for the remainder of the season and look forward to the return match later in the season.”
AC Mill Inn progressed through to the next round of the Rainbow City Taxis Aberdeen FC Trophy. Their fourth round tie away to Newtonhill eventually went to penalties, with the score tied 3-3 after a period of extra time. Inn won 5-4 in the spot kicks to move onto the next round.
Both St Laurence and Cowie Thistle enjoyed heavy away wins in the Premier Divison this weekend. Cowie beat RGU RGU 7-0, Robbie Lovick, Steven Nicol and Craig Irvine all scored braces, with Steven Fraser notching the other goal.
Cowie’s Facebook page said:
“Another three points to close the gap at the top, some good goals scored and a deserved clean sheet.”
Meanwhile, it was a 4-0 victory for St Laurence as they faced Westdyke. Jamie Thomson scored twice with Billy Irvine Jnr and Cameron Thomson grabbing the other goals.
St Laurence’s Facebook page said:
“We stepped up our performance and played some really good stuff in the second half and scored some very well worked goals. We were strong defensively and managed the game really well to pick up a fully deserved 3 points and clean sheet!”
Bervie Caledonian remain fourth in the Divison One North after a 5-1 win over Continental. Bervie are chasing promotion, which would require a top two finish, but they are currently 10 points adrift of second placed Rattrays XI – although do have two more games to play.
Bervie’s Facebook page said:
“A better performance from the boys but still a long way to go in terms of fitness but the effort was there.”
Louie Sawyer continued his goal scoring form for Stonehaven Athletic, he scored twice as Athletic defeated University 4-3 away from home.
Athletic remain on the top of Divison Two North – although FC Polska in second do have the points of the board to change that.
Athletic’s Facebook page said:
“A big win for us today as Uni had the momentum when they got the game back to 3-3 but we dug in as a team to come away with the victory.”
Stonehaven faced another difficult result in the Juniors, beaten 5-0 by Banks O’Dee Albion on Saturday, which only worsens their relegation fears. Although, teams around them such as Ellon United also didn’t enjoy fantastic results.