Maud 2 - 1 Hall Russell Utd
4th May 2019
Maud Junior Football Club
MAUD Fyffe, Walker, Thornton, Crisp, Mair, Norris, Lawson, Ritchie, R Thomson, Chicken, Smart
Subs, Robertson, Andrews, Lendrum(T), Melville(T)
Maud collected all 3 points in a hard fought match in atrocious conditions, Game kicked off with snow and rain coming down with Maud immediately putting Hall Russel under pressure from a through ball by Ritchie onto Smart who failed to capitilise. Again Maud pushed forward and only a good save by the keeper denied Smart getting on the score sheet. Finally in the 18th minute Hall Russell came alive and pushed towards goal and were denied by a superb save by Fyffe in goals to concede a corner which was well defended and cleared. A few minutes later Hall Russells keeper pulled off another great save to deny a thundering in shot from Lawson from centre edge of the 18 yard box. Only a couple of minutes later Maud took the lead when a corner was crossed in and not dealt with by the defence allowing Smart to finish off. Play flowed from end to end until a mistake by Maud in the 32nd allowed Hall Russell to capitilise on and bring the score back to level. In the dying minutes of the first half Maud took the lead again by a deflected in goal only for the assistant ref to chalk off as being offside.
For the first ten minutes of the second half Maud were under pressure as Hall Russell strove to take the lead forcing Fyffe in goals to pull off a few good saves to keep the score level. Pushing forward Maud were awarded a free kick about 22 yards out but was sent flying over the bar by Norris. As play continued from end to end Norris finally got justice when in the 68th minute a powerful shot from him was palmed by the keeper but went in under the crossbar to give Maud the lead again. Maud pressed forwards gaining in confidence but mazy runs by Mair and Chicken didnt deliver the end result. Hall Russell were not lying down and came back at Maud but good defending and goal keeping kept Maud in front. Again in the dying minutes another jinxy run by chicken ended with a good save by the keeper.
A hard fought game resulting in another 3 points for Maud pushing them up the league table by another position, final game bringing Mauds season to an end is against Hermes away on tuesday 14th May with a 7.15pm KO