ARDENCAPLE’S 2006 team hit a rich vein of goalscoring form, finding the net 12 times in the space of two games.

First up were OLM United, who caught Caple cold in the first minute with a long-range chip – and soon went on to add a second.

Caple hit back when a piercing run and cross down the left from Godwin opened the visiting defence and an on rushing Wilson half-volleyed the ball home – and then Shields levelled the scores after a fine one-two with Murray.

OLM regained the lead straight from the kick-off after the ball was forced home from a corner, but Murray deservedly levelled for Caple on the stroke of half-time.

Murray’s well-timed lob beat OLM’s offside trap, and he coolly lofted the ball home for number four, and it was no surprise when Murray added a fifth after outpacing the OLM defence.

A fine through ball from Williams enabled Poirier to make it six, but Caple were left hanging on after OLM’s centre-forward scored twice in a minute to make it 6-5 – and the hosts had O’Rourke to thank for pushing a late shot round the post to keep their advantage intact until the final whistle.

Away to Westerton it was a much more straightforward affair for Caple, who eased to a 6-1 win – though the visitors were sluggish in the opening minutes, trying to run with the ball rather than pass it.

Godwin on the left was the exception, causing Westerton plenty of problems before Dorizon struck the post from 12 yards – and then Murray opened the scoring from 12 yards.

Livingston hit the woodwork with a header at the back post from a well-worked corner before a misplaced goal kick saw Murray knock the ball into space for Shields to shoot high into the net.

Caple needed a fine double save by O’Rourke to keep their 2-0 margin intact before a fine finish on the stroke of half time from Poirier saw Caple turn round 3-0 up.

Westerton, however, came out flying at the start of the second half and deservedly scored to reduce the leeway.

Ardencaple were under the cosh for a spell now, and they had Sharp and O’Rourke to thank for preserving their lead – but the visitors took a giant stride towards victory when Sharp was downed from behind inside the box and Shields coolly made it 4-1 from the penalty spot.

The loss of a fourth goal finally knocked the stuffing out of a game Westerton side, and Calum Sharp added two close range finishes to close out the game for Caple.