The groundsman did a tremendous job to ensure the rain lashed Galaxy Bowl pitch was playable on a horrible Sunday morning.
Seven minutes in Derry Simpson gave the home side the lead when he finished well at the back post. Fordoun weren’t ahead for long though and as the defence appealed in vein for offside former Galaxy star Gregor Polson took full advantage and leveled the score.
A Nathan Keddie double put the home side back in control, the first a well hit free kick and the second a good finish after excellent work from Darren Cruickshank. Again MCT got themselves back into the match when Derry Simpson was adjudged to have blocked an attacker in the box and the penalty kick was fired into the top corner.
HT Fordoun Galaxy 3-2 MCT
The first goal of the second half was going to be crucial but neither side could find a way through until Darren Cruickshank weaved his way into the MCT box and fired home on the hour mark. The Galaxy were well in control now and Nathan Keddie completed his hat-trick with another tidy finish.
David Jamieson made what he described as a world class save from a free kick to deny MCT a third before substitute Kevin Hector made it six when he cut in from the left and saw his shot go in off the post. Fellow substitute Derek Anderson completed the scoring when his shot from distance flew past the keeper despite hitting MCT defender Paul Cargill on route.
FT Fordoun Galaxy 7-2 MCT
Fordoun: Jamieson; A Stirling; Cuthill; Mennie; M Deans (Anderson); Simpson (Hector); R Stirling; L Cruickshank (R Deans); Keddie (Henderson); D Cruickshank & Thomson (Davies)
League results from Sunday January 19
@Bar FC 0-11 Northern Vaults
Fordoun Galaxy 7-2 MCT
Hillside 1-7 Hudsons
Lochside United 2-2 The Old Bolag
Marykirk 1-7 Fettercairn
St Cyrus 1-3 Golf Inn
Donald McNair Scottish Cup Last 16 - Saturday January 25 (13.00 ko)
Fordoun Galaxy v Faithlie
League - Sunday January 26 (10:45 ko)
Hillside v MCT (10:30ko)
Bervie v St Cyrus
Fettercairn v Northern Vaults
Golf Inn v Lochside United
Hudsons v Marykirk
The Old Bolag v @Bar FC