We started the game at a blistering pace and were two up in twelve minutes. McGhee has talked often about using our high energy to secure a two goal cushion which we protect in the second half. The plan worked perfectly today.
The opener came from a penalty when Hughes was bundled at the end of a smashing move. It started with Smith firing a long ball to Quinn on the right wing at the halfway line. His good control helped him make progress and his pass was fed on to Hughes who charged into the box. McCormack fired confidently to the kepeper's right and we were on or way.
A couple of minutes later saw McCormack cutting through the defence after more slick passing. He rounded Langfield on the left but could only find the side net with his effort.
The second came when McGarry got on the end of a chipped cross from Quinn. The right back had another excellent game and his contributions to the first two goals were vital. The Dons came into the game for a while but there were no clear cut chances.
McCormack scored the third when he rounded Langfield on the right side a minute before the break. His angled was even tighter than before but he found the net to seal the game with forty five minutes to spare.
By way of a contrast the second have was less explosive. We have a few chances but more time was devoted to thwarting the increasingly desperate attempts by
McGhee was able to say afterwards that we had played as well, if not better, earlier in the season but he pointed out that there were some great individual efforts and it was a great team performance.