Invergordon keep tabs with St Duthus at top of North Caledonian League with one-sided win at Halkirk United
Invergordon kept the pressure on North Caledonian League leaders St Duthus with an impressive 4-0 victory against Halkirk United at Morrison Park.
It what was a potential banana skin for the Easter Ross side but two goals in either half got the job done with something to spare.
Darran Goller made up for an earlier miss when he gave Invergordon the lead in the 11th minute. Jordan Knight fired in a cross and Goller was left with a simple tap-in.
It was 2-0 five minutes later when Scott Houston rose to head home his seventh goal of the season following an Arron Christie corner kick.
Invergordon lost Kyle MacLean and Ken Morrison to injury in the first half, but the visitors continued to dominate.
However, they had to wait until the hour mark to add to their lead when Goller was on target again with a sublime 20-yard volley.
Ian Penwright added a fourth when he converted Shaun Kerr’s delivery at the near post.
“It was possibly our best performance of the season,” enthused Invergordon manager Gary Campbell.
“It was a very comfortable – I think they only had one shot at goal the whole game. We deserved to win.”
Next for Invergordon will be Inverness Athletic in the Football Times Cup.
Invergordon goalkeeper Grant Beattie, Scott Houston and Kyle MacLean are all unavailable, while Ken Morrison is a doubt.
St Duthus stay top after a 3-1 victory over Inverness Athletic at Grant Park.
Stefan MacRitchie gave Saints an early lead but a Will Ross own-goal shortly afterwards squared matters.
However, goals in the second half from Ross and Ben Bruce wrapped up the points.
In the Football Times Cup, Golspie Sutherland whipped Bonar Bridge 13-0 for the second time in three weeks.
HRL are on the brink of winning the Community Cup league after a 5-1 victory over Invergordon Social Club.
Kyle Stewart and Sam Ross both bagged doubles, while Jordan MacKinnon got the other one. Jack Mitchell scored for Social Club.
A win against Tomatin this weekend will secure back-to-back titles for HRL.