Banks o’ Dee maintained their two point advantage at the top of the McBookie.com Superleague, with a 3-0 victory at Banchory St. Ternan, despite playing for more than half the game a man short.
Jamie Buglass put the champions in front early on before Kane Winter was dismissed after picking up two yellow cards.
Buglass grabbed his second after the interval with Rob Armstrong adding number three.
Culter kept up the pressure on the Spain Park side with a similar scoreline at Maud, with Callum Dunbar, Kai Ross and Ben McGregor on the mark while strikes from Nicky Wozniak and Liam Burnett gave Bridge of Don Thistle the points against East End at Aberdeen Sports Village.
Banchory St Ternan 0 v 3 Banks o' Dee
Bridge of Don Thistle 2 v 0 Aberdeen East End
Ellon United 3 v 4 Nairn St Ninian
Hall Russell United P v P Dyce Juniors
Hermes 7 v 0 Deveronside
Maud 0 v 3 Culter
Montrose Roselea 3 v 3 Colony Park pic.twitter.com/3sHkxqk1kX
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Doubles from Jack Craig and Michael Dawson and counters from Ryan Begg, Connor McKenzie and Callum Innes saw Hermes hit seven without reply against Deveronside at Lochside Park while Jay Halliday, Adam Morrison and Blair McKenzie all found the net for Colony Park in the 3-3 share at Montrose Roselea.
Calum Watson, Fraser Jamieson and Joe Reoch were on target for the hosts.
Kyle Whyte’s hat-trick was the highlight of Nairn St Ninian’s 4-3 success at Ellon United with Connor Macphee also finding the net for the visitors, while Callum Tremaine’s brace and an own goal did the damage for United.
The Hall Russell United versus Dyce match was postponed due to Covid-related issues.
First Division pacesetters Stoneywood Parkvale won 4-0 Buchanhaven Hearts thanks to goals from Neale Davidson (pen), Aaron Shand, Curtis Kane and Jindrich Biskup, while Sunnybank trail only on goal difference after the 1-1 draw with Stonehaven in which Blair Duthie’s opener for the visitors was cancelled out by Jack Craigie.
In the other games, Dufftown won 2-1 at Longside and Fraserburgh United share the spoils with Aberdeen University at College Park in a six goal thriller.
Newmachar United continue to dominate in the Second Division with efforts from Davie Black and James McMahon giving them a 2-1 win over Forres Thistle while goals from Craig Sim and Michael Ewan (2) saw Islavale take the points at Burghead Thistle.
Jake Stewart (2), Gavin Smart, Keith Walker, Stuart Hodge and Ewan Clark all scored as Rothie Rovers thumped New Elgin 6-0.
Cruden Bay ran out 5-2 winners at Whitehills thanks to an Angus Calder brace and strikes from Brodie Ross, Chris Aikhamenze and David Coutts.
This weekend’s results…
Banchory St. Ternan 0-3 Banks O’Dee
Bridge of Don Thistle 2-0 Aberdeen East End
Ellon United 3-4 Nairn St. Ninian
Hall Russell United P-P Dyce
Hermes 7-0 Deveronside
Maud 0-3 Culter
Montrose Roselea 3-3 Colony Park
Buchanhaven Hearts 0-4 Stoneywood Parkvale
Fraserburgh United 3-3 Aberdeen University
Longside 1-2 Dufftown
Sunnybank 1-1 Stonehaven
Burghead Thistle 0-3 Islavale
Newmachar United 2-1 Forres Thistle
Rothie Rovers 6-0 New Elgin
Whitehills 2-5 Cruden Bay