Shotts batter Thorniewood
Thorniewood ........ 1 Shotts ................... 5 Shotts gaffer John McKeown watched from the stands as his new side ended the season in style.
Albeit this was not a premier performance of the beautiful game, Shotts came away comfortable victors in an untidy end-of-season encounter.
The Shotts line-up hosted a number of new faces, with keeper Paul Aiton making one of the biggest claims for inclusion next season after pulling off a host of stunning saves.
Despite an end to end first half with several chances, the sides went in goalless at half-time, mainly thanks to Aiton’s saves.
Ally Martin rattled the bar with a long range attempt, while Thorniewood also hit the woodwork.
In the second half Shotts came out of the blocks flying and took the lead thanks to a Kit Cummins strike after being set up by Ryan Campbell.
Cummins grabbed his second when put through by Danny Burns, lobbing the visitors keeper expertly.
Just after the hour mark Shotts made it three when a Dean Sutherland throw in was knocked on by Cummins and Andy Cross stole in at the back post to fire home.
Thorniewood managed to pull one back following a defensive misunderstanding in the Shotts backline, before Danny Burns cut back a ball for Martin to slot home on 71 minutes. Burns then bagged number five with a fine piece of individual skill.
Looking on John McKeown ran the rule over his new side