Maud 7 - 2 Dufftown

McBookie Superleague

27th October 2018


Maud Junior Football Club


Maud kicked off in wet conditions on a very heavy pitch, and for the first time in several weeks having a full bench of subs, for the first couple of minutes play flowed end to end. A long ball out to Norris on the wing who sent in an excellent cross for it to be headed in by Smart allowing Maud to take the lead. Straight from the restart Dufftown pressed forward and nearly caught Maud napping but they reacted well and cleared the danger. Again in the 9th minute good interlinking play saw another cross in from the right by Norris for Smart to get his second of the afternoon. Pressing forward a hard won corner for Maud came to nothing. In the 15th minute a long ball from a free kick by Thomson out left was picked up by Sargent whose cross back in was headed past the post by Smart. Good play from Maud breaking up the right wing and a cross in by Smart straight across the goal but both Conway and Sargent failed to connect. Maud upped the tempo when a long ball through the middle was left by Conway who was offside and picked up by Sargent who pushed into the box and calmly slotted in past the keeper. In the 26th minute Maud were awarded a penalty when Sargent was brought down inside the box, up stepped Smart to convert and claim his hat trick of the day. Maud's 5th of the afternoon came again from hard work by Norris whose cross in was finished off by Conway. After creating several more chances all to no avail Dufftown broke up the middle and crossed out wide, charging down the wing the ball was crossed in to the unmarked Grant who pulled one back. Just before half time Sargent saw his lob go over the keeper only to land on top of the net.


The second half restarted with Maud soaking up the pressure from Dufftown as they desperately try and get back into the game but Maud's defense stood firm. A dangerous cross was floated in by Dufftown but the danger was headed clear by Thornton. In the 61st minute good attacking play saw Maud's shot tipped over the bar with the resulting corner coming to nothing. In the 62nd minute  a cleared ball by Fyfe in Maud's goals out to Sargent and sent through to Smart, on a run down the wing he crossed the ball into Conway whose low shot hit the inside of the post and trickled over the line for goal number six. Straight from the restart Dufftown broke up the middle and with Maud playing the offside trap Tewnion went through and finished for Dufftowns second. The next few minutes saw Maud replace Smart with Duguid followed by Sargent being replaced by Fraser. In the 81st minute a crossed ball out to Duguid on the right who beat his marker and sent in a cross to be finished off by Thompson. A great save by Fyfe in the 96th minute kept the score the same, Great play by Norris who went on a run beating 4 men before firing in low but held by McIntosh.

Maud ran out the clear winners in this match and with a great all round performance from the team saw them lift themselves off the bottom spot in the league and set up nicely for next weeks game away to Hall Russell. 2pm KO.