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  • Tain Thistle 2-0 Ross-shire Club

    Tain Thistle were vindicated in a deserved league win over Dingwall's Ross-shire Club tonight, as they cantered to a two goal victory.<br /><br />A series of changes were made to the side that fell 3-2 in extra time to this evening's opponents, with Martyn Farquhar and Marc Munro stepping back into the first team. John Maclellan also made a return to the side after a successful spell playing in the university leagues and came straight in as Tain's number 9.<br /><br />The Jags controlled the game from the outset; man of the match Martyn Farquhar and Michael Brand handling any offence from the Dingwall men with ease. At the other end, wingers Liam Rostock and Darran Goller were a constant threat but failed to find Daniel Christie or Maclellan in the middle with any distinction.<br /><br /><img width="460" border="0" align="none" alt="" src="http://www.tainthistle.co.uk/news/data/upimages/johntain.jpg"><br /><br />The deadlock was finally broken after 35 minutes when Goller, splendidly controlling a ball into the box managed to expertly curl the ball beyond Hyslop with his shin to make it 1-0.<br /><br />It looked as though it would be 2-0 upon the 40 minute mark, when Martyn Farquhar was mercilessly scythed down inside the box and referee John Nicolson showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Paul Cowie however, the taker, blasted the penalty kick over the bar to miss a chance to send the Jags two up. Rostock, too was unlucky on the stroke of half time not to extend the lead with an effort that drifted just wide.<br /><br />The second half started as the first had ended with Tain on the attack, and Maclellan looked like he may have extended the lead with a smartly taken flick in the box, which flew just wide. A break moments later saw Maclellan force a save from Hyslop from a tight angle after great work from John Allan to send Thistle on the counter.<br /><br />Maclellan eventually found the net on 88 minutes finishing off an excellent move with the coolest of finishes beyond Hyslop to put the result beyond doubt.<br /><br /><b>Team:</b><br />Allan, Durrand, Graham (Johnston 75), Brand, Farquhar, Cowie, D Christie, Munro (Ripley 75), Goller (Matheson 80), Rostock, Maclellan<br /><br /><b>Subs not used:</b><br />Ross<br /><br /><b>Goals:</b><br />Goller 35, Maclellan 88<br /><br /><b>Bookings:</b><br />Cowie<br /><br /><b>Man of the Match:</b><br />Martyn Farquhar

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