Maud 2 - 1 Hermes
2nd March 2019
Maud Junior Football Club
Maud: Fyfe, Whyte, Mair, G Thomson, Walker, Ritchie, R Thomson, Cooper, Chicken, Smart, Mackie
Subs: Andrews GK, Robertson, Norris, Fraser, Kennedy
Maud had Hermes as opponents in a league match with Maud fielding a make shift defence and were soon pinned back by Hermes who had a strong wind behind them. Fyfe did well to punch clear a free kick from Smith. Fyfe then made a good block when McRae was played through on the right. The away side earned a host of corners which were well defended by the Maud defence. A break upfield and Chicken combined with Smart who sent in a dangerous cross which hit Brown and ended up in his own net to give the hosts the lead against the run of play. A Ritchie shot from distance flew high over the bar. Fyfe saved comfortably from a Lee Smith free kick. Just on half time Fyfe made a superb save from a McCrae shot which looked goal bound.
The second half started with the visitors on the attack and after a goal mouth scramble Fyfe gathered. Dawson should have done better when his turn and shot went high over the Bar from 6 yards. A first time shot by Mackie was easily held by Sweeny. Smart wasted a good chance when he received the ball on the right and he rounded the out-rushing Sweeney but his shot was a poor effort and Brown got back to clear of the line. The Maud striker soon made amends when a long ball by Fyfe was ran onto by Smart who cut into the Hermes box and was fouled resulting penalty. The striker got up to send the keeper the wrong way to double the home side lead. From a corner Browns header was deflected wide. Fraser and Kennedy then replaced Smart and. Mackie. Chicken made a long run forward and his cut back fell to Kennedy whose shot was deflected wide. In the last minute the visitors pulled a goal back when a shot from Stevenson was deflected past Fyfe. This was a very gritty performance by Maud and a welcome three points.
Maud next fixture is on Saturday 9 March Home v Montrose Roselea in the McBookie.com Superleague with a 2pm ko.