St Duthus 1 Invergordon 0

St Duthus rounded off their home outings for 2022-23 with a memorable win over Invergordon today, putting a dent in their Easter Ross rivals' title hopes.

The only goal of the game came after just two minutes when Paul Gair nodded the ball into the path of James MacKay and with a first time shot from 25 yards, the midfielder sent the ball looping over Ryan Slaney and into the top corner of the net – a real moment to savour.

With all the pressure on the visitors, it was Invergordon who pressed the issue for the remainder of the first half, albeit up against a resolute and determined Saints who were containing their opponents well. Invergordon had their best chance to level during the first half when the ball fell to Niall Docherty after William Godding had produced a save, but the midfield man fired the ball over the bar from six yards.

Thanks to some solid defending from makeshift pairing, Lewis Smith and Paul Gair, and goalkeeping, Saints went in to the break with the lead.

The second half kept the same theme, even with legs beginning to tire and Invergordon throwing everything at their hosts.

The goalkeeping of Godding became a highlight of the second half as he continued to thwart chances for Invergordon, and it was beginning to look like the luck was shining on the Saints.

With substitutes Kyle Mackenzie and Louis Sears introduced late on, the pair teamed up to created a late chance for St Duthus to clinch the win when Mackenzie was played in on goal, but after a stumble, his eventual shot was saved by Slaney.

A late flurry of corners was expertly dealt with by the St Duthus back line as full time was eventually called after several minutes of injury time. 

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