It’s Football, football and more football across the Mearns this week as the League season for Stonehaven begins and the other local sides continue their competitive starts to their campaigns.
Scottish Juniors side Stonehaven will look to put a disappointing 4-2 loss to Dyce in the League Cup this weekend behind them. Martyn Rollo’s side will be hosting Hall Russell United on Tuesday evening as the McBookie SuperLeague kicks off.
Stonehaven gaffer Rollo told us how his side are getting on in their preparations for a new season:
“The guys are adapting well to the new style of play.”
“A number of quality new faces have joined the club and I look forward to letting the fans see what these guys can do.”
“As we say…the hive is alive.”
There were mixed fortunes for local sides in the Aberdeenshire Amateurs Premier Divison this weekend.
Cowie Thistle are joint top of the division with a 100% record. Cowie defeated Westdyke 4-0 to put themselves at the pinnacle of the table, joining Woodside and Rothie Rovers.
It was Rovers who inflicted the pain of defeat on St Laurence, winning a close fought game 3-2. This leaves the Laurencekirk side 8th in the division.
Cowie are set to host 10th placed Insch on Wednesday, meanwhile newly promoted St Laurence are at home to second bottom side Old Aberdonains, a side who are yet to win a game this season.
Inverbervie Caledonian also found success in Divison One North. Bervie came out on top with a 2-1 win over Kincorth – a win which leaves them second in the table, three points behind table topping Newburgh Thistle.
Bervie face a tough challenge on Wednesday evening as they face BSFC away from home. BSFC haver an identical record to Bervie, sitting fourth in the table, trailing on goal difference.
Even more success for Mearns sides in Divison Two North as Stonehaven Athletic put themselves level at the top of the League with FC Polska. Athletic trashed bottom side Theologians 7-0, including a hat-trick from striker Lewie Sawyer.
Athletic will travel to take on mid-table Ferryhill on Wednesday.
Stonehaven Ladies had another weekend off, but the Divison Two North side will be back in action on Sunday. Stoney will be attempting to retain top spot as they play Buckie Thistle in Buckie.