Riverside walked away the victors in Sunday's match against Fairmuir in the DDYFA Cafe Royale League, but the 4-1 scoreline somewhat flattered the boys in blue as Fairmuir rue a lack of cutting edge.
It took just five minutes for Riverside to register their first shot on goal with Aiden McDougall, who fired his shot over the Fairmuir goal.
They didn't have to wait for very long to open the scoring as just four minutes later they had the lead when a long floating cross from Cameron Buist was met at the back post by Nathan Burgess, whose header was just out of the reach of Fairmuir 'keeper Declan McCallum.
Riverside were playing well and were looking for a second goal with the view to dampening the spirits of their rivals in tangerine and nearly had it when McDougall jinked his way into the box to ly the ball off to Buist, whose shot was well blocked by the Fairmuir defence.
The blues couldn't make their superiority count and were brought back to level terms on the 20th minute when a great piece of dribbling through the midfield by Blair Fyffe put him in a position to lay the ball off to Harrison Smith, who fired his shot under 'keeper Cameron Gellaty to equalise.
Five minutes later and Riverside had restored their lead after a bit of pinball in the box, the ball fell to Jude Young who placed the ball past McCallum.
Fairmuir were looking for an immediate response and nearly had it when Stuart Heenan managed to win a free-kick on the edge of the box after a great run. The winger took it himself and produced a good save from Gellaty to keep the score at 2-1.
And he was made to rue that missed opportunity when Riverside extended their lead a minute later when a long ball was misjudged by the Fairmuir defence, leaving the ball into McDougall who got the better of McCallum one-on-one.