Formartine’s storming fightback

Marek Madle netted a hat-trick for Formartine, including a last-minute winner.
Marek Madle netted a hat-trick for Formartine, including a last-minute winner.

Formartine United edged an 11-goal thriller against Buckie Thistle at home on Wednesday night.

Marek Madle was the hero with a hat-trick, which included a last-gasp strike in the 6-5 victory.

The win puts United joint top of the table with Brora Rangers, who romped to a 6-0 home win over Fort William. The Sutherland men have a game in hand.

It was a first-half goal blitz at North Lodge Park with Buckie racing into a 3-0 lead in the first 22 minutes before the home side pulled a couple back.

The Jags made it 4-2 and just before half-time Madle reduced the leeway again.

In the 66th minute it was 5-3 before Formartine staged a storming comeback to claim all three points with Madle’s last-minute effort.