Montrose Athletic 1
Hudsons travelled to a very breezy Broomfield Park in Montrose on Sunday to continue their league campaign against Montrose Athletic.
The conditions may have been more suitable for kite flying than football, but regardless the game went ahead and both teams had to deal with the wind. Hudsons won the toss and chose to play with their backs to the wind for the first half. They came close early on with efforts from Smith, Milne and McDonald.
The deadlock was broken after 20 minutes after a ball into the box from McDonald was met by Thomson, who fired low past the ‘keeper.
It was soon two to Hudsons, Sellar this time the scorer, bundling the ball home on the rebound following a corner.
Sellar later made it three with a similar finish, pouncing on another rebound after a good save from the Athletic ‘keeper.
Fraser Smith took the score up to four-nil for Hudsons with a superb turn and strike with his left foot from outside the box.
Montrose Athletic were awarded a dubious penalty after 40 minutes, but justice was done when Calder saved brilliantly to his right.
Coull made it five directly from a corner that may or may not have been wind assisted.
Hudsons knew that the conditions meant the game was far from over, and would need to defend well in the second half to keep the home side from creeping back into it.
An early goal from Athletic certainly didn’t help matters, although for a long spell Hudsons still managed to control the game, and came close through Laurie twice.
A truly extraordinary goal from Ferguson gave Hudsons back their six-goal advantage. Ferguson collected the ball in midfield, and let fly with a 30-yard strike that looked to be heading closer to Brechin than finding the net - that was until the wind caught it, and dropped it right through the gloves of Athletic’s ‘keeper.
Substitute Wallace, who came on for McDonald in the 45th minute, hit the bar for Hudsons, before Milne completed the scoring following a one-two with Smith down the right.
Hudsons team: Calder, Laurie, Graham, Southam (man of the match), Coull, McDonald (Wallace 45), Sellar, Ferguson, Thomson, Smith, Milne.
Hudsons take on the City Royal this Sunday in a local derby at the Public Park. Kick off is at 11.45 a.m.