Individual pictures here. Full screen slideshow here. Gurn pics to follow over the rest of the weekend. In the meantime some pictures from Hopemaniac here.It was always the case that there would be a smaller crowd today and the gaps around asylum seekers’ hill were marked. The cup excitement is over but those that didn’t bother to come up to Station Park again today missed out on the treat that was the latest episode in the glorious adventure that is this season. Earlier this week Conor Gethins had told the Courier that we are good enough to win the league. He underlined that desire today with a hat-trick and a stunning performance that tore Turriff to shreds. His first goal came so soon after kick-off that both Donald Matheson and a gurn photographer hadn’t even had time to take their lens caps off. There was another local photographer there today so perhaps images of that first goal will emerge.
Number two came in the 19th minute with another Conor Gethins break after receiving the ball on his chest on the right wing before moving into the box and drawing the Turriff keeper out a little before passing to Toshy to allow him to do the honours. Number three came in twenty-three when Gregg Main placed the ball with Gethins for his 2nd and the County’s 3rd. Turriff looked devastated and some of their players now looked as though they were already on the bus for the long journey home.
A controversial sending off for new Turriff signing Darren McAlister for alleged use of the elbow. County fans in the Cowshed who were close to the incident were mostly perplexed while some Turriff fans agreed with the decision - a strange one!
Nine minutes into the second half Conor got his third and looked like getting more but the luck of the visiting keeper changed and he pulled off some good saves against the hat-trick hero. Turriff weren’t in this game, there was a gulf between the two sides this time round as the County side that is capable of showing 2nd and 3rd division sides their better side continued with determination to the sweet end.
The crowd although, as we mentioned, somewhat depleted on last week’s total was up on what could be expected for a normal league turn-out and they filed out the gate under the chilly November skies with many of their number wishing their lives away until next Saturday and the trip up the Morayshire glens to Rothes.