Banchory slump to defeat

Banchory finally played their first home game at King George V and the park was in great condition.

They entertained Luthermuir with the hope of finally getting the season started but the home side were again missing a number of key players but they still managed to put out a strong starting eleven.

Within ten minutes, however, Banchory found themselves 2-0 down after some poor defending.

Banchory got into the game and created a couple of half chances from Marshall and Gilbert but nothing clear cut and after their shaky start the defence seemed to be coping with the opposition attacks.

In the 44th minute Banchory pulled themselves a goal back when Marshall broke and slotted the ball calmly over the advancing keeper.

However within 30 seconds of the restart Luthermuir scored a third when the Banchory defence switched off, allowed the right winger a free run and from his cross Lloyd was unlucky to tuck the ball past his own keeper right on the stroke of half time.

The second half was a lot closer and Banchory started well but Luthermuir always looked dangerous on the counter attack.

Banchory created two great chances, firstly when Andy Smith went clean through on goal only to find his chip over the keeper narrowly go past the post.

Then five minutes later Rooney had a great shot which again just went past the upright.

Luthermuir wrapped up the game with a fourth and Banchory once again need to go back to the drawing board to find out what is happening as the team appears to lack confidence.

Banchory get a break from league action when they take on Nicols in the Association Cup on Saturday 17th at Denmore Park Aberdeen.

Banchory Team: Davidson, Lloyd, Harkness, Norton, Brand, John Smith, Marshall, Rooney, Gilbert, Jimmy Smith and Andy Smith. Subs: Stewart, S Girvan and M Girvan.