Culter turn on the style

Culter produced a great team performance to blow away the new Grill League Cup winners.

The Deesiders knocked in five and it could have been more but for the display of home goalkeeper Willie Gatt.

With eight players missing Greg Donald continued his comeback from injury when he came on as a sub for the final fifteen minutes.

Straight from the kick off the away team went into attack and should have had a penalty with only seconds on the clock when Youngson was upended in the box but the referee waved away the claims.

McWilliam then tested the keeper with a low drive but on 7 minutes Culter took the lead.

Wilson crossed for McAllister who headed against the bar but the ball was only cleared as far as Youngson. He skipped past three players before crossing for Ross McWILLIAM to head home.

Culter doubled their lead when Youngson chipped the ball on 20 minutes into the path of Ryan STOTT whose half volley from twenty yards flew into the net.

McAllister then saw his header tipped over as the one way traffic continued. McBain nearly scored the goal of the season when his terrific volley from Stott’s pass was turned away for another corner from Gatt.

On 27 minutes McBain latched onto a poor clearance and crossed to the back post for Ross CROSBIE to head home his first goal for Culter.

In a rare home attack on 31 minutes Ritchie’s cross wasn’t dealt with by the away defence and the ball landed at the feet of Luke BARBOUR who rounded Farquhar and shot home.

McWilliam shot wide twice and McBain blasted over twice as the half time blew with Culter 3-1 ahead.

Gatt was again called into action right at the start of the second half when he somehow kept out Stott’s close range volley and from the resultant corner Wilson headed against the post.

On 69 minutes Culter made the game safe. A move down the left found Stott whose cross found McAllister, the ball then broke to Ross McWILLIAM who drove the ball low into the net from ten yards.

A minute later Youngson’s fifty yard pass found Ross McWILLIAM whose header from the edge of the box sailed over Gatt and into the net with the keeper in no man’s land.

Seconds later Shaw replaced hat trick McWilliam and straight away passed to McAllister whose drive was turned away by Gatt for yet another corner.

Rattray and Donald replaced Robertson and Sim for the final 15 minutes as Culter saw out the game.

Culter boss Andy Gibson was delighted with his side’s performance.

He said: “I was really pleased with the game as that is the best we have played this season.

“Going forward we scored five and created several other chances and were unlucky not to score more.”

The Deesiders faced Banks o’ Dee on Wednesday night before travelling to Cruden Bay in the North Regional Cup and the Culter manager admitted it will test his squad.

Gibson said: “With two games this week it will be tough. We only had three fit subs last weekend.

“Hopefully by Saturday we might have a couple of the injured players back and can mix it up a bit, although if the boys continue to play like they did against Maud then it would be difficult to change things.”