Link Up score four past Kenmay

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Fraserburgh’s Link Up Under 14s side went into their second league match of this season on the back of a solid 6-2 win at Westdyke, in the process bringing their goal tally for the season up to an impressive
10.

They promptly took the lead after five minutes when Fraser delivered an in-swinging corner from the right at an ideal height for Simpson to steer a volley past the keeper.

Much of the remainder of the first half saw Kemnay’s impressive work ethic restrict Link Up’s efforts on goal.

The best move during that spell saw Masson, Mair and Mutch combine well on the right to set McCrory racing at the Kemnay left back. Kane showed quick feet to lose his marker and then had the awareness to pick out Simpson in the penalty area but, unfortunately, the chance slipped
past.

Another notable feature of the first half was Smith’s command of his area, willingness to organise his defenders and quick reactions when called upon to sweep behind the back four.

Link Up doubled their lead early in the second half when excellent close control from Dyka saw him get away from two opponents before slipping a great pass to Watt who sped down the right flank to whip over a looping cross for Fraser to meet with a determined run past the last defender and side-foot a composed finish past the keeper.

The Broch lads continued to press and play a passing game as their opponents started to tire and Watt made it 3-0 when he latched onto a perfectly weighted Masson through ball, outpaced the Kemnay central defence and smashed in a high finish which gave the keeper no chance.

Watt had made a real impact since coming on with his pace and non-stop style posing a constant threat to the Kemnay defence.

He also sent in the corner from the right which Roger met with a firm header just over the bar with the keeper beaten.

Gilmartin rounded off the scoring for the homesters, making it 4-0 by guiding a brilliant first-time side-foot shot home from twenty yards after McCrory had played him in with a clever ball over the top.

There was a minor blot on the home copybook late on when Kemnay’s diminutive striker gave Stott no chance by sending a lob over him from just inside the penalty area to give his side some reward for their efforts and make the final score 4-1.

There was a Tyne & Wear flavour to this fixture with the Brochers in their usual kit and Kemnay sporting a red and white candy stripe.

Whilst the quality of play maybe did not reach Stadium of Light or St James’ Park standards it was a reasonable game with some decent stuff played by the home side leading to a satisfactory result against spirited opponents.