Burghead Thistle 2 - 2 Maud

Grill League Cup Q Final

25th August 2018

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Maud Junior Football Club

Maud: Fyfe, Hall, Clark, Crisp, Lawson, Cooper, Fraser, Sargent, Grant, Mair,

Subs: Hale, Kinsella, Ritchie, Smart, Kennedy

Maud travelled to face Burghead for a place in the Semi Final of the Grill Cup up for grabs. A good move early on by Maud ended with a shot from Sargent which was turned away for a corner which came to nothing. A long ball out to More whose pace got him to the bye line and his cross was headed in by Stewart at the front post. A Mair cross was well held by Kennedy under severe pressure. Maud were soon back on level terms when Lawson rose and high to head home from a Fraser corner. Burghead broke up field and the pacey More cross to the back post where the inrushing Kennedy to rifle home. Mair hit a fierce shot from 30 yards which came back off the crossbar with the keeper beaten. Sargent shot was tipped over the bar by Kennedy in the home goals.

HT 2 - 1

Maud started the second half sprightly soon had Burghead pinned in their own half. Duguid had a header straight at Kennedy the Crip found Fraser on the wing and his cross was met by Cooper who Kennedy make a fine save. Mair chased a long ball  down and cut in from the left but shot high over the bar from a tight angle. Kennedy did well to save from a Sargent shot then at the other end Nicol wasted a good chance but dragged shot wide. Smart was played through but his weak shot was gathered comfortable. Maud were pushing forward and were nearly made to pay as the home side broke wit \More and he cut back for \Kennedy who saw his shot blocked on the line by Lawson. Maud pressed forward and as the game went into the last 2 minutes Maud struck with a goal from Sargent poking home from close. The match went into a penalty shootout which Maud won 8 – 7.

Maud next game is on Saturday 1st September away against Stonehaven in the McBookie.com Superleague with a 2pm ko.