Two late goals take shine off vic­tory...

But luck­ily Cas­tle were 4-0 up when they switched off

Stirling Observer - - FOOTBALL - Sports re­porter

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

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