ARDENCAPLE FC’s 2006 team bounced back from their Scottish Cup exit with a 6-0 league win over Thorn Athletic.

Caple suffered an early blow when in-form striker Calum Poirier broke his wrist, and only a goal-line clearance prevented Thorn making the most of their better start after a mix-up between Livingston and O’Rourke.

Against the run of play Dorizon’s 20-yard shot gave Caple the lead, and the same player added a second at the near post after a short corner routine involving Shields and Godwin.

Another well-worked corner carved open the Thorn defence and allowed Murray to add a third before the break, and though Thorn had stayed in the game up till half time, Caple dominated the second half.

Thorn’s defence proved hard to break down, but with 15 minutes left Dorizon pressured the Thorn full-back into a mistake and slotted home his third, before Murray made it 5-0 after creating space in the box.

The last word went to Lewis Sharp, who won a tackle on the half-way line before string forward and unleashing an unstoppable shot for goal number six.

Team: O’Rourke, Livingston, Ballantyne, Dobbin, L. Sharp, Dorizon, Shields, C Sharp, Godwin, Poirier, Murray, Williams, Wilson.

Meanwhile, Caple’s 2003s moved to the top of the league with a dominant 7-1 win away to a Dunoon side who had thumped Helensburgh 9-1 the previous week.

Milton and Evans combined for Caple’s first two goals, and though Dunoon pulled one back, Cameron set up another two, again for Milton and Evans, before the break.

Evans added his third before two good strikes by Cameron completed the scoring.

Caple now sit top of the league with 16 points out of 18.