Formartine trounce Jags

Garry Wood netted five in Formartine's 10-3 win over Buckie.
Garry Wood netted five in Formartine's 10-3 win over Buckie.

Formartine United finished off 2015 in style with a thumping 10-3 home win over Buckie Thistle on Monday.

Garry Wood was the hero, netting five including a 10-minute hat-trick, as United closed the gap on second-placed Cove Rangers to two points.

The Jags actually went in front before being swept aside as the Pitmedden side stormed back in a goal blitz which left the visitors reeling.

Taylor put Buckie in front in the 18th minute after keeper Andy Reid spilled a free kick.

But the lead lasted a minute as Paul Lawson slotted home a penalty.

Wood grabbed his first in the 22nd minute and then Barbour made it 3-1 before Wood claimed his hat-trick.

Wood fired home his fourth and Formartine’s sixth before the half-time whistle brought temporary relief to Buckie.

It was 7-1 in the 56th minute when Barbour netted his second of the match.

Wood made it eight two minutes later before Thistle pulled a goal back.

A Napier own goal made it 9-2 before Masson came off the bench to make it 10.

Angus added a third for Buckie with two minutes left.

Next up for Formartine is a visit to Keith on Sunday (January 3).