Torry Select 8 – 0 Mugiemoss Youth
1st Touch Football Division Three at Inverdee on Monday 6th August
Report by Any McLaren
Torry Select’s impressive start to amateur football continued as they thrashed Mugimoss Youth 8-0 at Inverdee.
Torry’s player-manager Kevin Robertson Snr is delighted with the way in which the former Sunday Welfare side have started their amateur campaign.
Robertson said: “The team is still in a transitional period. Amateur football is a big step up for us but we will thrive on the challenge.
“We are very unknown to everybody in amateur football but we also know nothing about most of the other teams in the league.
“Our main aim is to travel through the leagues and gain promotion this season.
“We hope to follow in the footsteps and emulate our fellow Torry rivals, Dee Amateurs.
“We were without nine players for this match, six of which would have been starting, so the strength in depth is definitely a bonus.
“Most of our players have been around the block in junior, amateur and welfare football and know what it takes to become a good side.”
The home side broke the deadlock inside ten minutes when a clever one-two between Kevin Robertson Jnr and Stuart Caie gave Christopher Esson the simple task of nodding the ball into the net.
A moment of madness in the Mugiemoss defence shortly followed as Cameron Farquhar was forced to toe poke the pall into his own net after Craig Laing was rooted to his line.
Torry gradually became more dominant as the first half wore on.
A sublime left footed free kick from Alan Shirran curled into the net to make it 3-0.
Craig Laing saved his side’s first half blushes with two consecutive saves with his feet from the tenacious Kevin Robertson Jnr.
Half-time: 3 – 0
Straight from the restart, Torry raced upfield and grabbed their fourth goal of the match. A wicked cross was met by Paul Sinclair but cannoned off John McKenzie, who bundled the ball into his own net.
Torry’s fifth goal shortly followed when Alan Shirran showed great determination to send a looping cross onto the head of Christopher Esson who made no mistake with his header.
It was then the turn of Torry captain Paul Sinclair who confidently stroked home a low drive underneath the onrushing Laing.
Jubilant celebrations soon followed as player-manager Kevin Robertson Snr grabbed a share of the spoils. Kevin Robertson Jnr twisted and turned before picking out his manager who bundled the ball past the goalkeeper.
However, Christopher Esson gained his reward for a magnificent individual performance when he latched on to a through ball from Robertson to thump it in off the post to clinch his hat trick and ensure an emphatic win.
Full Time: 8 – 0