Following a further cancellation last weekend of games Aberdeenshire South Hockey Club took to the field against Aberdeen Grammar FP 4ths in the first set of games following the league split.
ASHC are now sitting in Division Two and the target is to be in with a chance to win the title following the next six games.
ASHC started brightly in this game and after only five minutes a drive along the baseline by Austin Towe was pulled back to Gavin McNab who passed the ball to the back post for John Ritchie to slot into the empty goal.
Attack after attack by ASHC came to nothing and following one attack Grammar won the ball on the edge of their own circle moved up the pitch and ASHC goalkeeper Mitchell Deighton had to look lively to thwart the Grammar forward as he shot at goal. (HT 1-0)
ASHC started the second half much as the first with attacks coming but nothing really materialising as Grammar defended strongly.
A penalty corner in the 39th minute for ASHC eventually started the flood of goals.
Scott McNab struck the shot; the young Grammar keeper made the save but the rebound fell to John Ritchie to place the ball home from a yard for his second of the game (2-0).
In the 45th minute a further penalty corner saw Scott McNab score from a straight strike followed by two goals from Robbie Wallis in the 49th and 51st minutes following two great passing moves that started well inside the ASHC half (5-0).
In the 56th minute Connor Munroe got on the scoresheet for his first senior goal for the club with a back post tap in (6-0).
The goals kept flowing in the 57th and 61st minute with two goals from Gavin McNab (8-0).
ASHC were passing the ball about with ease and the team rotated some of their older players off the pitch to let the youngsters gain more experience on the field.
Following a very good move that included Euan Macnaughton, Ben McKellar and Austin Towe, the ball fell to Scott McNab who slotted his shot low and hard past the Grammar keeper, who really kept his team from conceding more than they did, for the final goal. (FT 9-0)
A great start to the campaign in Division Two, great experience for the younger players who are starting to show that they are improving each week.
Aberdeenshire South HC 9 - Aberdeen Grammar FP 4ths 0
Next game is Sunday March 24 at 1.30pm at Portlethen Academy against Aberdeen Grammar FP 5ths.