Saturday saw Scone return to Whitton park to play Broughty Athletic but this time in the McBookie.com North Superleague. On a wet & miserable day, this game was the only one of the day’s fixtures to go ahead thanks to Broughty’s all-weather pitch. Scone were without the Ross Mitchell, Craig Mitchell, Andrew Mackenzie, Darren Gray & Lee Maloney who were added to the absentee list as the Jaggies made 6 changes to the previous weeks encounter. Broughty again looked dangerous from the start with Scone keeper Gav Sorley called into early action as the Jaggies looked to keep them at bay. Scone’s first attack saw Sam Sanchez get an effort on target on 24 minutes but was comfortably met by Sean Diamond. The opening goal came on 31 minutes when the referee adjusted an infringement and awarded an indirect free kick against Scone inside their own penalty area. The ball was slid to Brian Duell who left Sorley little chance to give the Fed the lead. Unlike the previous week, Scone were able to go into the break only a goal behind and very much still in the game.
Half time score: Broughty Athletic 1-0 Scone
With the weather showing no signs of letting up Scone had a chance to equalise through Aaron Carlon early in the second half but his effort rose just over the bar. As the game passed the hour mark, any hopes of taking something from the game were dashed with 2 quick goals that finished the game off. Stuart McConnachie capitalised on a defensive error on 62 minutes before Duell scored his 2nd of the afternoon 3 minutes later. Scone made one change with youngster Alistar Alcorn coming on for the last 20 minutes. Calum Black who was working hard for Scone saw a shot saved on 75 minutes before Aaron Carlon was caught offside 5 minutes later but despite their efforts, Scone were unable to pull a goal back. A much improved performance and but for the awarded free kick and defensive mix up the match could have been a lot closer.
Full time score: Broughty Athletic 3-0 Scone
Man of the match for Scone: Calum Black (sponsored by Johnston Carmichael). Next up for Scone is a break from League action with Round 3 of the East of Scotland Cup when Tayport are the visitors to Farquharson Park on Saturday 22nd with a 2:30 pm kick off.
Off the park this week, a reminder that Scone’s search for a new manager continues & that any interested parties can contact either the Chairman Derek Adam or secretary Jon Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.