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Dufftown, Lossiemouth United and Burghead Thistle score big and Islavale keep winning run going in north junior football

By Craig Christie

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Dufftown hit a second half purple patch to inflict Forres Thistle’s heaviest north junior Championship defeat of the season.

Five goals in a 13-minute spell in the closing quarter of Saturday’s derby guided Dufftown to a 6-1 victory,

Forres had slightly the better of things against the wind in the first half, and opened the scoring on 35 minutes through a good Jamie Souter finish.

But Souter soon went off injured and the home side ended the first half strongly, forcing Jags keeper Dan McLeod into a fine save.

Just as Thistle looked like they would take their lead into the interval, Dufftown levelled through a goal by former Highland League striker Kris Duncan.

With wind advantage, Jags might have fancied their chances in the second half but they needed McLeod to make a fine double save to keep them on level terms.

The game entered the final 20 minutes at 1-1 and it was Dufftown who stepped up their efforts with devastating effect.

They scored three goals in a three minute spell to effectively kill the contest off. Sub Euan Simpson, Aaron Cruickshank and Duncan with his second made it 4-1.

Four minutes later Cameron Thomson added to Jags’ misery and Simpson scored again late on to wrap up a 6-1 home victory.

Burghead Thistle came out on top of visitors Deveronside in a nine-goal thriller.

Top scorer Owen Christie put ‘Side ahead midway through the first half.

But four goals in a ten minute spell by Finlay Nicol, Lewis Mullen and Jamie Davidson (2) had Thistle in command.

Christie’s second early in the second half reduced the deficit but Caiol Provan made it 5-2.

Deveronside refused to buckle and pulled back two goals through Keane Matheson and Jody Munro, but saw two players red carded in the closing moments as Burghead held on.

Islavale made it 14 wins in a row to stay top of the Championship.

Goals by Matty Nicol and Lucas Davidson (2) secured a 3-0 win over Hall Russell United at Simpson Park.

Lossiemouth United produced a dominant second half show to see off Glentanar 6-2.

After going behind early on, United quickly turned it round with goals by Ryan Higgins and Callum Clark before the Aberdeen visitors squared it at the break.

Callum Carr restored Lossie’s lead and in the closing seven minutes, sub Ross Fiske and two from Alex Matczak gave the home side a comfortable cushion.

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