Maud 0 - 5 Ellon Utd

Grill League Cup

3rd August 2019

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Maud Junior Football Club

Maud: Ritchie, Lowden, Duff, Crisp, Ritchie, Quantrill, Mair, Robertson, Moir, McGinlay, Wood

Subs: Huemenik, Walker, Joji, Thomson, Chicken,

Maud kicked off their Grill league cup group with a match against Ellon United on a warm and sunny day. Maud with a number of new faces this year will need some time to bond. First chance fell to Crisp whose header from a corner was headed clear off the line then a Maud free kick was fired straight at the Ellon keeper who saved easily. Maud had the ball in the net but was ruled to be offside. Moir was unlucky when he was played in on goal but slipped as he was about to shoot, and the chance was gone. A great chance was sent in by McKinlay but found no takers in the middle. Ellon broke down the left with Massie and his cross was inches away from the inrushing Johnston. Maud got let off in their Last play of the first have saw Ellon have the ball in the net, but it was ruled offside

HT 0–0

The second half started with both side failing to create a real chance then Maud were forced into a change when central defender Crisp had to go off injured. Minutes later Maud failed to clear, and Massie drilled it past Ritchie.  Maud keeper Ritchie made a fine save from McDonald after he was played through by Massie. The same 2 combined to double Ellon lead after McDonald flicked in from a Massie corner. Maud had a good spell but Ellon were resolute in the defending with, Gibbon making two fine blocks from Chicken and Mair strikes. substitute Johnson was only on the pitch for a few minutes and he scored number 3 for Ellon then a shot from Gibbon was deflected into the path of Johnson to slot home his second of the game. Maud responded with a shot from Mair but went well over the bar. Ellon added a fifth goal when a corner was headed in by Gibbon. This was a disappointing result for Maud after a good showing in the first half. Maud now travel to face Deveronside on Tuesday 6 August in the Grill league Cup 7.15 ko