ABERDOUR’S promotion push continued to gain momentum on Saturday as they overcame Glenorchy in a niggly encounter at Silver Sands.

The West Fifers maintained their unbeaten South Division One record – now standing at seven matches – with a hard-earned success despite playing much of the game with 11 players following the first-half dismissal of defender Finlay Williamson.

Goals from Angus Thorburn and Jack Mitchell won it for Lisa MacColl’s team, who remain second in the table with four wins and three draws, just a point adrift of leaders Lochside Rovers, who have played three games more.

The second-bottom visitors set the tone for the afternoon inside the first few minutes when a swing at head height, in an attempt to hit a volley, resulted in a Glenorchy player hitting Mitchell’s helmet but went unpunished by the referee.

Controversy was to follow in 15 minutes when Duncan Smith – who was to be at the heart of the action for Glenorchy – put them ahead after capitalising on a loose ball despite strong appeals from Aberdour that there had been a foul in the build-up.

The hosts responded just two minutes later when Thorburn lashed home the equaliser but, moments later, Williamson saw red after owning up to the referee for retaliating to Smith’s swing at the ‘Dour player off the ball.

Despite the player disadvantage, Aberdour continued to press and they were rewarded in the 46th minute when Mitchell fired the ball high into the net for what proved to be the winner.

Smith then evened up the numbers for an off-the-ball swing at Cammy McCue, who was booked for his part in the incident.

The firsts have this weekend off before they face third-placed Oban Celtic in a crucial match on July 2 but this afternoon, the club’s seconds are back in South Division Two action against second-top Tayforth. Throw-up at Silver Sands is at 2pm.