Maud 1 - 2 East End

North Superleague

18th January 2020

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Maud Junior Football Club

Maud: Ritchie, Sime, Lowden, Stainton, Davidson, Ritchie, Robertson, Mair, Masson Conway, Walker

Subs: McCredie, Melville, Cowie (GK), Humenuik, Wood

Maud entertained East End in a league match on a cold but dry day. The home side started with 3 changes from last week with Davidson, Masson and Conway starting Maud started to push the away side back earning an early corner which came to nothing.

On 9 Minutes a scramble inside the box and the ball fell to Masson whose shot was blazed into the net. Maud had a let off giving Bavidge too much time to set his sights on goal, this time it went wide of the post.

Wood sent in a great ball along the six-yard box, but it was just too hard for the strikers to get onto. From a Conway corner Stainton saw his header flash past the post.

On 30 minutes the away side drew when Stainton lost a 50/50 tackle and the ball fell kindly to Coyle whose shot was brilliantly saved by Ritchie, but it rebounded to Wood who had an easy finish.

A Maud corner was flighted to the back post where Davidson saw his header blocked on the line and again when it bounced back to him it was also cleared off the line. Two chances for East End came and went after Bavidge header going over the bar and then a Masson free kick sailed high.

HT 1 – 1

The home side saw 2 great pieces of defender with Davidson and Lowden having two great blocks inside the box. Lowden was unlucky at the other end heading wide from a Conway corner.

On 55 minutes Mair was then replaced by Humenuik for the home side. Bavidge drove at the Maud defence going past 3 players then his shot was well saved by Ritchie who was unlucky to see the ball rebound to Coyle to fire home. Conway went close to getting Maud level after he latched on to a great ball by Sime but could only see his shot beat the away keeper but narrowly past the post.

A great ball in from the touchline by Humenuik was cleared at the front post by Croll. As Maud pushed forward a through ball from Wood which found Coyle whose shot was well saved by Ritchie. Davidson then saw red for the home side for a poor challenge and it was shortly followed by Conway for a second caution.

This was a match that Maud could have won but once more didn’t take their chances in the first half but this was also a big improvement from last week’s game. Maud’s next game is at home against Colony Park in the McBookie.com Superleague with a 2pm ko