Saints were sunk by a monumental crash in the second half at Golspie today, losing 4-0 after having been at level pegging for most of the game.
Alan Geegan was recalled to the side at centre-half as part of a defensive reshuffle, alongside Barry Kenny who also came back into the side. There was a debut for Aneek Khan in goal for Saints, the 17 year old stopper deputising for John Allan who missed out due to work commitments.
In a meaty first half, Golspie had the better of things in terms of opportunities to score, but debutant keeper Aneek Khan did himself justice, preventing a couple of one-on-one chances for the home side.
After a goalless first period, Golspie finally broke the deadlock on 63 minutes with a goal from Craig Ross, tapping home from a neat cross. It was 2-0 seven minutes later, with Conor Cormack getting on the score sheet.
From there, the floodgates opened with Sean Munro making it 3-0 with nine minutes left. Cameron Sutherland rounded off the scoring on 88 mins to complete a miserable afternoon for Saints.
Jack Duncan, Colin Macrae, Sean Munro, Owen Harrold, James Ross, Ben Sinclair (Shaun Urquhart 51), Craig Ross (bkd 38) (Danny Coghill 84), Cameron Sutherland (bkd 78), Liam Bremner (Adam Sutherland 81), Conor Cormack (Gary Pullen 84), Robbie Murray (Ally Macleod 58)
Aneek Khan, Finn As-Chainey (Christopher Mailley 64), Adam Allan (Keir Carson 77), Alan Geegan, Duncan Davidson, Jon Campbell, James Mackay (bkd 38), Cammy Mackintosh (c) (Sean Scott 77), Ben Bruce, Jake Lockett (Liam Rostock 61), Barry Kenny
Referee: Molly Alexander
Assistants: Andrew Bannerman and Liam Paterson