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The Press and Journal (North-East) - - THESCORE -

“We were ap­ply­ing the pres­sure all the time but when a team has their stall set out it’s dif­fi­cult to break them down.

“I made the de­ci­sion to bring on Jor­dan Macrae as we felt we needed a more nat­u­ral striker.

“Jor­don Brown didn’t like my de­ci­sion but we needed to try some­thing dif­fer­ent

“We are tight for num­bers at the mo­ment so it was great to get Paul Mc­manus back af­ter his in­jury ab­sence,” he added.

Cove were with­out Blair Yule and Dar­ryn Kelly through sus­pen­sion and in­jury re­spec­tively, while the vis­i­tors again gave starts to young­sters Thomas Reid and Andy Watt.

In 12 min­utes In­verurie goal­keeper Andy Reid made a great save at his left post to keep out a Harry Milne header.

The cham­pi­ons were not hav­ing it all their own way in the early stages, with Lo­cos break­ing up their at­tack­ing for­ays well.

Ten min­utes from half-time Meg­gin­son worked the ball on to his left foot be­fore fir­ing low at goal, with Reid clutch­ing to his left.

Neil Cooper made a tac­ti­cal switch at the re­sump­tion with Andy Hunter and Jamie Michie com­ing on for Neil Gauld and Stu­art Duff.

Sheran saw an im­prove­ment in his side’s po­tency with MacRae of­fer­ing a more phys­i­cal pres­ence.

Chances kept com­ing with Reid mak­ing two more very good saves to keep out Milne head­ers and a Daniel Park free-kick.

The win­ner came af­ter 80 min­utes when sub­sti­tute Cameron Milne de­liv­ered a cross that bounced off Chris Herd and sat up per­fectly for Meg­gin­son to knock home his 35th of the sea­son.

Lo­cos boss Cooper felt the re­sult did not re­flect his team’s con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­ceed­ings.

He said: “I’m dis­ap­pointed as I felt we com­peted well, but our pass­ing wasn’t as good as it can be.

“I felt we de­served the draw but you pay the price for not de­fend­ing a cross with Mitch Meg­gin­son around.

“He has scored a lot of goals at this level and you can see he has played at a much higher level.

“He is on the go the whole time.

“Cove are the best team in the League and look like win­ning it again.

“They re­main the only team I’ve failed to beat since I joined the club,” he added.

ON A RUN: Mitch Meg­gin­son cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing

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