Hudsons sit joint top of the league

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Hudsons 5, Montrose Caley Thistle 2

Hudsons travelled to a wet Broomfield on Sunday for a tough clash against MCT, having never previously beaten the Montrose side.

It was the hosts who started the brighter, and countered with some quick passing and a fine finish after ten minutes to go one up.

This only spurred Hudsons into life, however, and for the rest of the second half they battered their opponents and created several chances which did not quite find the net.

First was a goal-mouth scramble where McDonald could not quite get enough on the ball to force it over the line and it rolled agonisingly wide.

Ross and Garnes both then went close with headers from corners, the former skimming the bar with his effort.

However, Hudsons were not letting up and finally equalised ten minutes before half-time, the home defence having a mix-up which allowed Aaron Walker to steal the ball and slam it home.

Hudsons continued to push and were rewarded a minute before the break when Craig Ross strode through the middle of the park and fired an effort at goal, which took a big deflection off the defender and sent the keeper the wrong way to give Hudsons a two-one half time lead.

The pressure from Hudsons continued after the break, with Milne and Smith coming close with efforts before Joe Smith finished with composure to give Hudsons a two-goal cushion.

The game then became a little scrappy and neither team could win the midfield battle.

With only 5 minutes left, MCT pulled a goal back when a long free-kick was not held on to in the rain and the striker was left with an easy tap in to give the Montrose team a glimmer of hope.

This was squashed within seconds, however, as Hudsons once more sprung into life and some fine link up play between Lockart, Fraser Smith and Joe Smith resulted in the latter volleying home to make it four-two.

Fraser Smith then added a fifth with the last kick of the ball.

Hudsons are now sitting joint top of the Welfare League alongside the Black Abbot, both with maximum points from their first four games of the season.