After their idle weekend Ellon United played their first competitive fixture against Buchanhaven Hearts for some time and recorded a 2 – 0 win.
The result at The Meadow’s keeps United one point behind league leaders Sunnybank but with a game in hand.
United missed several glaring chances to have added to their scoreline with their visitors unable to get the better of the home defences despite putting them under some spells of pressure.
The outfield possession was relatively even in the first half with United showing much more penetration but lacking the final touch when it mattered or finding the way past the legs of keeper Tait who managed to make some fine blocks.
At the other end Hearts failed to create too much of a threat to Michael McKinnon`s goal despite their share of the overall possession.
United broke the deadlock midway through the half when the home side put the visitors under pressure from a throw in and Jack Sim pounced to sweep the ball past Tait.
The second half continued as the first with United again showing the better penetration but without that final product.
Ellon United did double their advantage seven minutes into the second period when Jack Sim won possession in midfield and strode forward to find James Bain who slotted the ball in at the far post.
United made three personel changes in the second half with Dean McDonald replacing James Bain, Chris Craib replacing Jack Sim and Scott Firth coming on for Lenny Johnson.
United are on their travels for the next two weeks but not too far starting with a visit to local rivals Cruden Bay next Saturday, kick off 2:00pm.
ELLON UNITED: McKinnon, Gibbon, S. Main, Irvine, Thornton, N. Main, Massie, Sim (Craib), Bain (McDonald), Johnson (Firth), Tremaine, Anderson, Cook.
HEARTS: P. Tait, Hastie, Beddie, Simpson, Sime, Abolhassan, Creighton, Ligertwood, Whyte, Tinney, J. Tait, Donald, Taylor, Walker, Mead, Marques.