Luthermuir hit five

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Luthermuir FC twice came from behind to beat Great Western United in a league fixture on Saturday.

Great Western shocked Luthermuir by taking the lead in ten minutes. A player cut along the byeline and fired an unstoppable shot in at the far post.

The visitors went 2-0 up in 20 minutes. Craig’s challenge looked a good one but the referee gave a penalty and they scored from the spot.

Luthermuir finally found their way to goal in 35 minutes. Donald swung in a free-kick, Duff headed back across goal and Jimmy Reid slammed the ball home from six yards.

The home side made it 2-2 in 50 minutes. Darar played the ball through and Jai Clayton ran in to slot home.

Luthermuir shot themselves in the foot again five minutes later when they allowed a Great Western midfielder to dribble past three challenges and score from inside the box.

It was 3-3 on the hour mark when Clayton was pulled down by the visiting goalkeeper. The keeper was sent off and his replacement was beaten by Clayton from the spot.

Ten minutes later, Luthermuir were ahead for the first time in the match. Great work down the left saw the ball cut back for Clayton to complete his hat-trick.

Luthermuir wrapped things up in 85 minutes when Michael Murray headed home a Clayton corner.

Luthermuir: Wands, Miller, Darar, Reid, Duff, Craig, Arthur, Donald, Clayton, Greig, Morrison. Subs: Milne, Young, Buchan, Murray.

Luthermuir drew 0-0 at Kincorth on August 22, their last midweek fixture at this stage of the season.

Kincorth started strongly of a soft pitch, but the Luthermuir defence held firm.

Luthermuir’s best chance of the first half came when Clayton was put through with the keeper to beat and he shot wide from an angle.

Luthermuir were presented with an opportunity to take control of the game on the hour. Greig was chopped down as he ran into the box and the defender was sent off. Ellis took the penalty, but his weak kick was saved by the keeper.

Luthermuir dominated from then on, and the kincorth keeper made a string of saves from Clayton and Greig.

As time ran out a free-kick from Clayton came off the head of a defender and the keeper made an amazing save to tip the ball over the top.

Luthermuir: Wands, Darar, Miller, Duff, Morrison, Craig, Ellis, Reid, Anderson, Greig, Clayton. Subs: Arthur, Young, Donald, Buchan, Murray.