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Slice of luck as Lossiemouth seal win and manager then squares up pizza delivery guy

By Chris Saunderson

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A SLICE of luck set Lossiemouth on course to three points and a post-match pizza celebration.

Lossiemouth manager Joe Russell.
Lossiemouth manager Joe Russell.

The Coasters jumped three places up the Breedon Highland League table with their first clean sheet of the season in Wednesday night's 2-0 home win against Keith.

For boss Joe Russell, sorting out the money for the pizza delivery guy was the immediate task straight after the final whistle.

However, once that was done, he was able to reflect on a victory which was hard earned thanks to second half goals by captain Liam Archibald and Fraser Forbes' first goal of the campaign.

Archibald's opener less than three minutes after the restart was more than a little fortuitous, when Rhys Thomas' clearance rebounded off the Lossie skipper's shin and into the net.

Forbes sealed the points with a header late on, before Ross pulled off a great point blank save to repel James Brownie in the closing stages.

Lossie feasted on the win with well-earned pizza, which they magnanimously shared with their Keith counterparts.

However, in the first half they had played second fiddle to the Maroons and had loanee goalkeeper Logan Ross to thank for pulling off some good saves to deny the visitors.

The Ross County youngster – in his second spell at Grant Park – came in for special praise from his manager.

Russell said: "I was delighted. Logan had some outstanding saves.

"He is a cracking lad and a cracking goalkeeper. Even right at the end he made a great point blank save."

"It was a hard fought game. I thought we played pretty well in spells and got two good goals.

"We maybe had a touch of fortune with their first one but we will take that, as many go against us.

"I was delighted for Liam and Fraser who got his first goal of the season as he has worked hard and I am chuffed to bits with the three points and the clean sheet."

The victory saw the Coasters leapfrog Keith, and Huntly and Rothes into 11th place.

They are just a point behind Wick Academy and two points adrifts of Turriff Utd, who they visit this Saturday.

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