Two late goals take shine off victory...
But luckily Castle were 4-0 up when they switched off
Doune Castle ..... 4 Weirs ................. 2 Lapses in concentration which conceded two late goals took the shine off Doune’s league win over Weirs on Saturday.
Fortunately the Moray Park outfit were leading 4-0 at the time in what, until those mad closing minutes, had been an impressive and dominant performance.
Doune pressed from the start and took the lead after seven minutes when Andy Innes drilled a corner from the left across the face of the goal and Niall McClure timed his back-post run perfectly to head home from five yards.
They made it 2-0 on 20 minutes when John Marshall cut the ball back from the bye-line and Sean Wilbert wasted no time in lashing it across the keeper and into the net from 12 yards.
Marshall showed real composure to make it 3-0 four minutes later.
David Innes set him up to draw the keeper before deftly netting from 12 yards.
Weirs keeper was kept busy for the remainder of the half but there were no more goals. Castle dominated again after the break, but a combination of fine goalkeeping and slack finishing prevented further scoring.
They finally made it 4-0 with nine minutes to go. Sean Wilbert cut inside one defender and curled a dipping shot that completely deceived the keeper and nestled into the far corner of the net.
With a minute left, a static Doune defence conceded what looked to be a consolation goal as Weirs made it 4-1, but the visitors persevered and added another with the Doune defence clearly anticipating the final whistle.
On Saturday, Doune Castle head to Lanarkshire to meet FC Dal Riata in a league match.
Heads I win Niall McClure, far right, nods home the opening goal against Weirs