Culter up to sixth after Ellon win

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Culter leapfrogged opponents Ellon United into sixth place in the league table with a comprehensive win at The Meadows.

With a bitter cold wind blowing across the park the first chance fell to the away team in the the third minute.

Robertson’s long pass found McAllister, who homed in on goal only to see his shot saved by the outstretched leg of the home keeper.

Ellon’s Simpson then cut his way into the Culter box and laid the ball off to Walker but the striker skied his shot high and wide.

Culter went ahead in the 31st minute. McBain went on a mazy run into the box and but was fouled by McKinnon and Lewis McKIMMIE stepped up to send a low shot into the net from the penalty spot.

Shand sent a great pass to McBain who headed the ball past Johnston and his effort beat the keeper but just cleared the post.

On 42 minutes Culter doubled their lead. McBain sent in a great free kick into the box which found McAllister, who laid the ball into the path of Robbie BROWN who drove the ball home from close range for his first Culter goal. Culter got off to the worst possible start in the second half as the snow started.

With the Culter defence claiming for offside Bailey crossed for SIMPSON to knock the ball into the net from 8 yards.

McAllister was fouled 28 yards out on 68 minutes which allowed Hugh ROBERTSON to step up and fire a terrific low shot past Buchanan.

Three minutes later Shand’s cross was flicked into the net by the head of Lewis McKIMMIE for 4-1.

McKinnon should have done better when he was left with a free header but he sent it wide of the Culter goal.

Culter were on easy street on 81 minutes, Youngson sent an inch perfect pass into the path of George McBAIN who drove the ball into the net from a tight angle to give the away side a 5-1 win.