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Cruden Bay 1 Forres Thistle 3: Jags beat whipping boys

By Jonathan Clark

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FORRES Thistle picked up three points in the North Region Junior Championship with a 3-1 success over whipping boys Cruden Bay on Saturday.

The Jags took the lead in the fourth minute through a Neil Moir penalty but were pegged back at half-time through Brodie Finnie's header.

A goal from Sam Janousek and Moir's second late on secured the win for the Jags.

Toby Clark was fouled in the penalty box inside four minutes, which allowed Moir to open his account.

Forres Thistle's Neil Moir in action against Glentanar. Picture: Beth Taylor
Forres Thistle's Neil Moir in action against Glentanar. Picture: Beth Taylor

But Forres never added goals against the side bottom of the table, who have lost every game this campaign.

Instead, a Cruden Bay free-kick was misjudged by Daniel McLeod in the Forres goal and Brodie Finnie headed in to equalise after half an hour.

Forres had a big scare 10 minutes after the turnaround when Finnie was brought down in the box, but his penalty was saved by substitute Forres keeper Rian Wilson.

The Jags went back in front on 70 minutes when Neil Owen's shot was blocked into the path of Sam Janousek who scored from 10 yards.

Bay's Peter McLachlan was sent off for a second booking for kicking the ball away after a free-kick was awarded two minutes from time, before Jags wrapped the game up.

Moir got the ball 18 yards out, took a couple of touches and blasted it in from 15 yards for 3-1.

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