McAllister nets four in Culter win

Ian Leith fires a shot at goal during Culter's win over Deveronside on Saturday.
Ian Leith fires a shot at goal during Culter's win over Deveronside on Saturday.

Culter recovered from a shaky start to go on and hammer a Deveronside side that finished the match with ten men.

Striker Jamie McAllister scored four and has already taken his total to 28 goals for the season.

The home team went behind after only six minutes. A high free kick into the box fell to Stuart FLETT who drove the ball into the bottom corner of the net from 10 yards.

Flett had a great chance to double the away team’s advantage when through on goal but he fluffed his chip past the post.

Culter were on level terms after 29 minutes. Wilson kept the ball in play and passed to Leith who floated in a cross that was headed home by Michael TAYLOR at the back post. Duffy then produced a great save, diving low to his right to deny Smith.

McArthur combined well with Sim and his cross was flicked home by Jamie McALLISTER with his back to the goal for a great finish in the 38th minute.

An indirect free kick in the home box was well blocked and broke to Shand, his pass found Jamie McALLSITER whose powerful drive flew past keeper Tait. Three minutes later and Reid went rampaging up the park to take himself into unknown territory and slipped the ball to Jamie McALLISTER who hammered home his hat-trick.

Leith broke into the away box on 49 minutes and Legg’s tackle sent the winger flying. After Legg was shown the red card Scott McARTHUR stepped up thump the ball home from 12 yards.

A mazy run by McArthur in the 58th minute ended with the full back being sent sprawling in the box for another penalty. And up stepped Jamie McALLISTER to send the keeper the wrong way.

Brown found McWilliam on the right and his cross was headed home by TAYLOR from close range to complete the scoring on 71 minutes.

The win keeps Culter at the top of the Superleague table, three points ahead of defending champions Hermes, who have played one game less.