Derby bragging rights for five star Kirrie boys

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Kirrie Thistle claimed their first victory of 2015, putting five past fellow strugglers Forfar Albion as Westview Park hosted a key local derby.

Thistle started well and tested goalkeeper Gorton with a series of corners from the start, writes Glen Barclay.

Their continued pressure began to create openings and when the ball broke to Ogg 25 yards out there was only one thing on his mind.

He set himself well and fired into the top corner to open the scoring, his second goal of the season.

A curled ball in almost gave Thistle their second when it fell to Stewart Russell in the area, but he couldn’t find the target; a recurring theme of the day.

Near the break, a returning Watson almost doubled the advantage but his rustiness was evident.

Thistle came out firing and Watson got a second on 46 minutes when he was set through on goal by Ogg and dispatched the ball with ease.

Kirrie kept on pushing for more and when George knocked down to Russell it looked like there was a third coming, but again Russell failed to get a shot away.

Minutes later it was Ogg who found Russell but unfortunately for him, he again failed to get the ball out of his feet and the ball was cleared.

But the midfielder did get his goal eventually when a cross from Davie Massie was knocked down by an Albion defender to Russell, who fired a volley into the top corner from 12 yards.

Forfar had few chances and when openings did arise Knox had more than enough to keep out the weak attack, and the goalkeeper claimed his second assist of the season when he fired to Muckersie in the Albion half.

The striker lobbed the outcoming Gorton with ease, his seventh of the season.

It was a moment to forget for goalkeeper Gorton for Thistle’s fifth goal when he sloppily palmed a Millar header away to Watson who gleefully tapped into an empty net, claiming his third and fourth goals in the process.

Kirrie face a difficult away tie to high-flying Kennoway Star Hearts, a team they drew with 3-3 on the second day of the season.