Buckie Rovers 4 - 4 Maud
26th November 2016
Maud: Fyfe, Whyte, Sculley, Crisp, Lawson, Thomson, Wilson, Ritchie, Duguid, Smith, Davidson
Subs: Downie, Simpson, Harry, Reid, Burr
Maud started well and went in front when a Wilson free kick was headed back across goal by Davidson and Lawson had the easy task of scoring. Ritchie tried a shot from distance after a poor kick out by Murray but was well off target. Poor goal keeping by Fyfe nearly gave the home sight of goal. A 25 yard shot by Sculley went close. Maud doubled their lead when Thomson fed Ritchie whose through ball was headed on by Davidson and Thomson volleyed home from 18 yards. Fyfe had a comfortable save from a Flett free kick in a very rare attack by the visitors in the first half whch was completely dominated by Maud.
HT 0 - 2
The home side came out strong in the second half and a ball over the Maud defence found Wood who rounded keeper Fyfe but his cross was cleared by Crisp. The home side were gifted a way back into the match when Fyfe spilled a shot and Wood squared for Scott to fire home. A minute later Maud regained their two goal lead when a 25 yards screamer from Ritchie found the top corner. Back came Buckie and a Mair free kick rebounded back off the Maud defence and his volley went in off the post. A Lawson header was straight at Murray from a Wilson corner. Another Maud corner ended with a Ritchie heading into the arms of Murray. Davidson thought he had finished off a fine Maud move only for the referee to blow for a foul. One of many strange decisions. This was to be a turning factor in the game as Scott was played through and his shot found the net to level the game but Fyfe could have done better in the away goal. Worse was to come when Sculley was clearly fouled but no whistle came from the official and Scott ran in to score. In the last minute Maud pressed forward and a Davidson shot came back off the post. In injury time a Maud corner was swung in and Davidson headed home to end the game in a draw. FT 4 - 4
This was a game that Maud totally dominated the first half and should have put the game to bed but with a poor second half performance from the away side who made far too many mistakes and along with some strange decisions from the match official, Maud were glad to earn a point.