Phins unlucky in Scotstown defeat

Torphins hosted Scotstown Rovers in perfect conditions to play football.

Torphins started well and had most of the possession. The first chance came from a through ball to Bruce who chipped the ball past the Scotstown defender to Allardyce. Keith made the run into the box and as he was just away to pull the trigger but the Scotstown defender just managed to get a block in.

The next chance came to Bruce. He was straight through when the defender kicked Bruce in the chest area. The referee blew his whistle and everyone assumed it was a penalty, but in dismay the referee gave a free kick outside the box.

Scotstown scored with their first chance of the match as a ball from the right wing allowed the striker to head the ball past Geddes.

Ten minutes later saw the Scotstown striker one-on-one with Geddes and he slotted the ball low to Geddes’ left and into the back of the net.

Travers had a free kick which came cracking off the post and his rebound also struck the post before rolling clear.

The Phins were awarded a penalty when Bruce was chopped down and TRAVERS slotted the ball past the goalkeeper’s left hand side to peg it back to 2-1.

The Torphins celebrations were short lived, however, as Scotstown grabbed a third goal from a corner to kill the game off.

Frustration was getting to the Torphins players. In the 88th minute an incident saw Thomson yellow carded and a Scotstown player received his second yellow and red. The game faded out as Scotstown ran out 3-1 winners.