Hearts dish out 17-goal mauling

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Foot of the table Coupar Angus were the visitors to Treaton Park for this McBookie North League fixture.

With the rain pouring down the hardy supporters who had turned up, one all the way from Glasgow , were in for a deluge of goals.

With barely 30 seconds played the visitors got their noses in front.

A slack pass saw the Angus number nine clean through and he duly despatched past Curran for a shock 1-0.

Parity was restored with five minutes on the clock with Lornie’s deflected strike flying high into the net from just inside the 18 yard box.

Minutes later Ryan Thomson’s sublime chip over the ‘keeper put the home side in front.

It was now blink and you missed a goal as KSH over ran the visitors in a totally one sided affair.

Thomson helped himself to another three goals, KieranBand added a hat-trick and further goals from Hush, Boylan and Anderson saw the home side go in at the interval with an incredible 11-1 lead.

Into the second period and Bremner made way for Gilbert to make his debut.

Minutes later Band made it 12-1 with his fourth of the game, not bad going for a 16-year-old making his debut for the club.

Credit to Coupar Angus who battled away and were rewarded with a goal with 56 minutes played.

Their number nine added his second of the game with a great strike from wide on the right after good work from their right midfielder.

It was to be their last effort of the game to trouble Curran as Hearts turned the screw .

With 65 minutes played Gray was replaced by Murdoch and Band for Kerr Brown .

Brown was soon involved and his running on the right brought further goals.

Thomson added to his tally with a second half brace and Lornie fired in off the post.

Boylan then added his second of the game slotting home from inside the 18 yard box.

George Field who had an excellent game also got himself on the score sheet with a great strike after good work from Brown and Lornie .

A superb performance from the home side that could have been worse for the visitors but for their goalkeeper who had some tremendous saves during the match.

Kennoway Star Hearts: Curran,Hush,Bremner, Gray, Anderson, Boylan, Byers, Field, Lornie, Band, Thomson.

Subs: Gilbert,Murdoch,Brown,Robertson,Seath.

Attendance: 67.

Next match: This Saturday KSH are away to Forres Thistle in the Scottish Junior Cup second round. Kick-off is at 2.30 p.m.