Bervie played host to Fordoun Galaxy in the side’s first game of 2014 with the home side looking to continue their recent improvement while the visitors looked to continue where they left off in 2013.
Galaxy started brightly and in the ninth minute Lloyd Henderson saw his shot pushed onto the post.
However, two minutes later Bervie were in front when they won the ball in midfield and Mark Duncan rounded David Jamieson before firing in a shot which Robbie Deans couldn’t prevent from crossing the line.
Bervie doubled the lead two minutes later when an attacker was tripped in the box and Mark Beedie squeezed the penalty past the Fordoun number one.
Fordoun halved the advantage after 25 minutes when Lloyd Henderson won a free kick on the right, Nathan Keddie swung it in and Dean McComiskie headed home.
Four minutes before half time Galaxy drew level when Logan Cruickshank did well in the box to set up Dean McComiskie who shot into the bottom corner.
Fordoun had the majority of the possession at the beginning of the second half and Nathan Keddie went close after 70 minutes when his shot rattled the crossbar but the referees hawk-eye system deemed that the ball hadn’t crossed the line.
The visitors were ahead for the first time after 75 minutes when Logan Cruickshank drove forward from midfield and slid in substitute Craig Thomson who finished calmly.
The Galaxy tails were up and they added a fourth in the 79th minute when Michael Deans fired a collector’s item into the top corner.
Bervie didn’t throw in the towel and, with eight minutes to go, David Jamieson made a great save to deny Jordan Greig.
The game was over as a contest in the 85th minute when Logan Cruickshank added a goal to his two assists.
Bervie: C Wood; Alexander; N Beattie; Nelson; M Beedie; Forshaw; S Beedie; Gleszyk; Duncan; Greig & M Wood. Subs: Sinclair; Wardrop; M Beattie.
Fordoun: Jamieson; Cuthill; Mennie; R Deans (M Deans); A Stirling; Simpson; L Cruickshank; Keddie; R Stirling (Thomson); Henderson (Anderson) & McComiskie.
League Results from Sunday, January 5
Bervie 2-5 Fordoun Galaxy
Fettercairn 2-1 St Cyrus
Golf Inn 5-1 Northern Vaults
Hillside 17-0 @Bar FC
Hudsons P-P The Old Bolag
MCT 6-2 Marykirk
Fixtures for Sunday January 12
Fordoun Galaxy v Marykirk
Matrix Cup - 1st Round (10:30ko)
@Bar FC v Bervie
Lochside United v Northern Vaults
MCT v Fettercairn
St Cyrus v Hillside
The Old Bolag v Hudsons