Ellon Utd 3 - 2 Maud
North Regional Cup 1st Round
22nd September 2018
Maud Junior Football Club
Maud: Leiper, Lawson, Hall, Crisp, Lawson, Thomson, Grant, Norris, Sargent, Cooper, Conway,
Subs: Duguid, Hale, Fraser, Kinsella, Tyler |chicken
Maud travelled to face Ellon United in a first-round game and a long ball caught out Ellon and Sargent’s header went over the keeper but another defender got back to clear for a corner. Norris swung in and Crisp rose high but headed in down and over the bar. Ellon scored with their first shot on goal when a Johnson free kick found the net. The same player doubled the home side lead after a quick passing move ended with a first time shot by Johnson finding the corner of the net. Minutes later it was 3 nil when the winger beat the Maud offside trap and squared for is strike partner to tap in. Sargent squeezing it past the keeper.
HT 3 - 1
A ball forward by Leiper to Lawson whose header found Cooper but his shot was saved at his near post by the home keeper. The away side were having a lot more of the ball but were failing to create any holes in the Ellon defence. A corner for Ellon went right through the six yard box with no one getting on the end of. Ellon were reduced to 10 men after a very poor challenge by the Ellon captain. Maud pushed forward and were rewarded when Conway fired in at the near post from a cross by Cooper. In the end it was another disappointing performance from Maud and a win for a stubborn Ellon United team.
FT 3 –2
Maud next fixture is on Saturday 29 August in the Scottish Junior Cup 2nd rd where they make a long trip to face Shotts Bon Accord Fc for the 3 time in 10 years.