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Easton:airdrie willnotget carriedawa­y

- Andy Mcgilvray at New Broomfield

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Dylan Easton shrugged off Airdrie going top of League One and says it’s too early in the season, with the Diamonds facing a tough month ahead.

Goals from Easton, Kerr Mcinroy and Callum Smith sent the Diamonds to the summit after a convincing win over Peterhead on Saturday.

Ian Murray’s side travel to East Fife this weekend and then host thirdplace­d Cove Rangers on November 20.

There’s then a break for a Scottish Cup third round clash at League Two Stenhousem­uir, before travelling to fourth-placed Montrose.

So attacking midfielder Easton, 27 knows a lot can change quickly.

He, said:“it’s so early in the season, there’s a long way to go, so we’ll take it one game at a time.

“We’re away to East Fife next and we’ll go there looking to get the three points as usual, but it’s a tough month.

“As I said, we’ll take it one game at a time and look forward to East Fife on Saturday.”

Easton got Airdrie off and running on Saturday, seizing possession and striding into the box before lashing a shot past Brett Long.

Kerr Mcinroy grabbed his first Airdrie goal since his loan move from Celtic with a fine lobbed finish, before Callum Smith also lifted the ball over stranded Long for 3-0.

Peterhead bagged a bizarre consolatio­n as goalkeeper Max Currie fumbled an innocuous-looking shot into his net, but it was a good win for the hosts, in front of an appreciati­ve crowd.

Easton say Airdrie know they have players that can hurt teams, and it all clicked into place.

He said:“it was disappoint­ing last week [against Alloa], so we were always keen to bounce back and put on a performanc­e.

“I think in the first half we were a bit sluggish, we could have been better.

“We moved the ball well, but in the final third we could have been a little bit sharper.

“But going into the second half I think we definitely put up the tempo and thoroughly deserved the three points.

“We scored some terrific goals and we have that in our locker.

“We have players that are comfortabl­e taking it into tight areas and who can score goals, and I think everyone can see now that we’re growing a really good partnershi­p with everyone involved in the team.

“When I’m in that final third, I feel confident to beat anyone and always get a shot away, so thankfully my effort went in the back of the net.”

 ?? ?? Opener Airdrie’s Easton (Pic: John Steven)
Opener Airdrie’s Easton (Pic: John Steven)

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