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By Alan Beresford


WINNING ways returned to Merson Park on Saturday when Buckie Rovers put Spey Valley Utd to the sword.

Lucas Davidson, pictured here in action against Sunnybank, claimed a brace against Spey Valley.
Picture: Becky Saunderson
Lucas Davidson, pictured here in action against Sunnybank, claimed a brace against Spey Valley. Picture: Becky Saunderson

The hosts exploded into this year’s Elginshire Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of their Section 1 qualifying pool opponents.

Lucas Davidson grabbed a brace, while Mike Campbell underlined his importance to the team with a goal on his return from suspension.

Ryan Matheson and Brodie Christie rounded off the scoring for Rovers.

The scoreline left Buckie co-manager Kyle Mackay a happy man.

“It was just what we were looking for, the boys went out there and did the business,” he said.

“In the first half we created a lot of chances but didn’t take them, so we were a bit disappointed to go in at half time only 1-0 up especially as we’d had the wind at our backs.

“We had a word at half-time and it all came together, they were all good goals we scored.

“Mike [Campbell] showed why he’s so important to the team, he does make a difference to us when he plays.”

It will be back to the job of league survival for Rovers when they head for Fraserburgh this Saturday, kick-off 1.30pm.

Mackay added: “It’s always a tough game going to the Broch, but we are capable of taking three points.

“We need to start getting some more points on the board.”



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