Torphins are denied by last gasp St Laurence goal

Torphins travelled to Laurencekirk on what would be the last midweek game of the start of the season.

The game started off rather scrappy with some hard opening challenges from both sets of players.

Bruce almost opened the scoring as his pace took him in front of the defence and he latched onto a long goal kick by Geddes with the ball bouncing perfectly, the striker delicately chipped the on rushing keeper only to see the ball cleared off the line by a sliding defender.

Torphins went ahead when the Saints’ keeper dived to parry a ball away but only to the feet of BROWN who tucked the ball away into the bottom corner.

The game, however, was soon level only minutes after. Some slack defending allowed an attacker through on goal and he made no mistake this time in beating Geddes.

The second half started as Bruce and Michie both had efforts saved but it was St Laurence who grabbed the lead on 55 minutes. A corner was swung in from the right and their tall centre midfield rose above the rest to head the ball home.

Soon after, Bruce swung in a corner from the left and GILBERT on his debut who powered a header past the keeper to draw the sides level.

Five minutes later Torphins stormed into the lead with an absolute screamer from midfielder Travers. Another corner was cleared only to Michie who knocked the ball down with his head and from 25 yards, TRAVERS hit a left foot volley which went soaring into the top left hand corner.

St Laurence went down to 10 men but a mix up right at the death allowed a Saints striker to run onto the ball, round Geddes and make the final score 3-3.