Keith made it three wins in a row with an impressive performance against Huntly with a 6-2 derby win.


douglasbaxterHaving failed to win their last eleven league matches Huntly Co-Manager Doug Baxter was disappointed with the defensive performances from his side.

He said: “If you look at the goals they were all preventable. I said before the game goals can come from mistakes and that was proven with the six goals we conceded. One came from a throw-in we had and we gave the ball away cheaply for the second and losing two goals after the break gave us a mountain to climb.

We got ourselves back into the game only to proceed only to give them a four goal which knocked the stuffing out of us. It’s quite evident it’s something we’re going to need to work on but we never came into the job thinking it’d be plain sailing.

We certainly looked rusty but Keith hadn’t played themselves too much either so I don’t we could use the lack of games as an excuse. Training has been good and we’ve obviously got some tough games coming up with Brora Rangers away, Turriff United in the cup and Fraserburgh at home after that and it certainly doesn’t get any easier but it’s games we look forward to.

Offensively I thought we were ok, I thought young Matthew (McDonald) considering he hadn’t played for a while put in a shift and was supported up front from David Booth.  The midfield runs from Alexander Thoirs paid dividends with goals from him but we just have to look at how we set up our stall going forward.”

Maroons Manager Allan Hale was pleased with the attacking display from his side.

Hale paid tribute to Michael Ewen who celebrated signing a new deal with a hat-trick against one of his former sides.