Match Report - By Steven Mew
City continued their fine start to the season with another convincing victory over Keith FC at Glebe Park yesterday afternoon.
City Manager Andy Kirk was looking for his side to be more clinical in front of goal and that was certainly the case as his side made their opportunities count.
Kirk was forced into one change from the side that defeated Turriff United last weekend, with Murray Mackintosh coming in to replace the suspended Jack Milne in the middle of the park.
It took just 7 minutes for City to get their noses in front when a lofted ball forward by Marc Scott was flicked into the net by KIERAN INGLIS.
Shortly after the quarter hour mark, Michael Paton made some space for himself on the edge of the box before firing wide.
There was a scare for City on 20 minutes with Jack Wills doing well to deny Rhys Thomas after Keith broke on the counter.
Murray Mackintosh, who was later named as the sponsors man of the match, broke through on goal after 26 minutes but Grant Reid got down well to save.
Ten minutes before the break City came close again and it was very nearly one from the top drawer. A corner was cleared only as far as Paton on the edge of the box and he connected sweetly with a full volley which whistled inches wide of the post.
Into the second half, City had much of the ball but initially struggled to carve open a stubborn Keith defence.
Shortly before the hour mark, City doubled their advantage when RORY CURRIE cut inside and on his weaker left foot, curled a shot which nestled in the far corner.
Several minutes later, the industrious Max Kucheriavyi came close when his 20 yard free kick curled just wide of goal.
With quarter of an hour remaining, Kirk made a double change with Marc Scott and Kieran Inglis making way for David Cox and a midfield trialist.
The introduction of DAVID COX paid dividends almost immediately as he got himself on the scoresheet five minutes after coming on. Jamie Bain delivered a ball into the danger area for Cox who connected with an unorthodox diving header which sailed past Reid in the Keith goal.
With virtually the last kick of the game, City added further gloss to the scoreline as DAVID COX fired home from close range following another right sided cross.
Overall, another good day at the office for Andy Kirk’s men who will now travel to Banff to face Deveronvale next weekend with confidence high.