Colony Park 1 - 3 Maud
1st April 2017
Stephen, Whyte, Hall, Crisp, Lawson, Thomson, Wilson, Ritchie, Smart, Duguid, Smith
subs, Simpson, Downie, McDonald, Allsop, Reid
Maud travelled to face Colony Park in a vital game for the visitors. Maud started well with shots from Wilson and Smith both dealt with by Grant. Maud went in front when a brilliant cross was whipped in by Wilson was met by Smart who slotted home. Duguid went close with a curling drive from 20 yards. Lawson was alert to a home attack making a vital challenge on Strachan. The same player found the side netting from a Ross corner. Smart should have scored his second but his header from a Whyte cross went inches past the post. Smart held the ball up well before setting up Ritchie for a shot which was held well by Grant. Smart doubled the visitors lead with an excellent finish from a Smith cross. A poor kick out was pounced on by Smith whose first time cross found Duguid who made no mistake with the finish.
Smith was first to test Grant in the second half with the keeper making a fine save. Poor defending by Maud let in the visitors pulling a goal back when a Strachan cut back for McKay to side foot home. A through ball by Thomson to Smart who rounded the keeper but he shot was cleared by the back pedalling defence. Ross wasted a good chance with a free header from a Morrison cross when he headed wide from 10 yards. The injured Duguid who had a clash in the first half was replaced by Downie. Substitute Downie had a good chance when he was played through but went too wide and the chance was gone. This was a much better performance by Maud especially in the first half and could have scored a few more.
Maud next game is at Home v Dyce on Sat 8 April in the McBookie.com Superleague with a 2 pm ko