West End in seventh heaven

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Saturday’s local derby with Forfar Albion making the short trip around the corner to face Forfar West End ended 7-0 in the home side’s favour.

It was built up as a potential banana skin for McKenzie’s troops as a recent run of poor results gave the much improved visitors a glimmer of hope.

West End came out the blocks with a point to prove and Mark Pirie bagged his first goal since returning to the club when he coolly slotted home from the edge of the box with 10 minutes on the clock to settle the nerves.

Godfrey then doubled the lead on the 17 minute mark, Pirie turned provider this time with the low cross. Ali Smith then fired in the third of the afternoon in the 25th minute with a neat finish.

The second half started as the first ended and when Fullerton was upended in the box Hart stepped up and dispatched the resulting spot kick on the hour mark.

Hart then doubled his tally when he rounded the keeper with ease and slotted the ball home with 64 minutes on the clock.

Three minutes later Godfrey then also doubled his tally for the afternoon when neat link-up play with Fullerton resulted in Godfrey poking the ball high into the roof of the net.

Hart completed the scoring for the afternoon on the 77th minute mark when he raced clear and calmly slotted the ball home.

Albion were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages when a last-ditch tackle on Pirie was deemed to be a goal scoring opportunity.