Alness United 3 - 5 St Duthus 
August 1st, 2017 - 7:30 PM at Dalmore Park
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IN RAINY and miserable conditions at Dalmore Park tonight, a young St Duthus side won 5-3 away to Alness United to record their first victory of the pre-season.

With over ten first team players missing due to injury, work and other commitments, Stuart Ross elected to field a makeshift side including a number of trialists, while player/coach Paul Cowie was also named in the 15 man squad for the game.

A hesitant start from the Saints saw Alness take a 2-0 lead in at half time thanks to goals from Lewis Macleod and Jude Fraser. An Adam MacDonald goal reduced the deficit though, following good work from the midfield shortly after the restart to make it 2-1, and on 55 minutes Jamie Skinner netted with a confident strike to level the scores.

Just after the hour, the Saints' young trialist midfielder gave his side the lead and with fifteen minutes remaining, Miller Mackay made it 4-2. The trialist notched a second and extended the Saints lead to 5-2 with ten minutes remaining before Alness notched a further consolation through Gregor Mackay.

Alness United

Starting Lineup:
Jodie Campbell, Jack Gilliland, Chris Graham, Mikey Rae, Robbie Williamson, Calum Maclennan, Lewis Macleod, Gordon Finlayson, Daniel Lowe, Jude Fraser, Robert MacCormack

Drew Sutherland , Ben Campbell , Gregor Mackay, Ryan Hamilton , Duncan Brown , Kieran Begg, Paul MacDonald

Lewis MacLeod (15), Jude Fraser (40), Gregor Mackay (88)

St Duthus

Starting Lineup:
Johnny Allan (Sam Law 75), Rory Patience, Will Ross, Adam MacDonald (Calum MacDonald 56), John Skinner, Joe Sutherland, Ken Morrison, Finn As-Chainey, Cammy Mackintosh (Mark Queen 56), Jamie Skinner (Paul Cowie 65), Miller Mackay

Sam Law, Calum MacDonald, Paul Cowie, Mark Queen

Adam MacDonald (48), Jamie Skinner (55), Finn As-Chainey (61), Miller Mackay (75), Finn As-Chainey (84)

Referee: Martin Godwin