Barbour steals the show as Maud run riot over Parkvale

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Maud had Parkvale as visitors in the Grill League Cup quarter-final at the weekend.

The visitors got off to a great start when a cross by Mackie was turned in by Elphinstone to open the scoring. Fraser came close for the home side when his strike from 25 yards went inches over the bar.

With 12 minutes gone Maud levelled the score after good work by Hale whose cut back found Rae to fire home.

A minute later the home side took the lead when a fine cross from Hale was connected by Fraser who powered his header in past Kane in the away goal.

Straight from the kick off the ball went back to keeper Dunbar whose big kick was wind-assisted which bounced once in the opposition box and over the keeper to make it 3-1.

The visitors pulled a goal back on 28 minutes when a fine cross by Mackie was stroked home by Barron.

Maud scored a fourth first half goal when a Fraser cross was dropped by Kane at the feet of Barbour who side-footed home.

The same played added number five from a Bremner cross before the favour was returned when Barbour challenged Kane and the ball broke to Bremner who fired home from edge of the box.

Just on the break Hazzard pass picked out Barron whose shot was brilliantly saved by Dunbar.

Into the second half and Maud were on the attack when Barbour set up Bremner but he miss controlled and the ball went out of play.

Barbour was again involved when a through ball saw him try to go round the keeper and he was pulled down.

He got up and with a neat dink down the middle scored number seven.

Dunbar in the home goal did well to punch clear under pressure for the Parkvale strikers.

From another corner the away side got a goal back when Elphinstone curled a ball in and under pressure Dunbar could only punch the ball into his own net.

Robertson was unlucky when his 25-yard shot came back off the post.

Hale and Barbour played a one two and the latter’s shot was straight at the goal keeper.

Maud scored an eighth goal from a Hale corner Barber headed in at the near post.

After a slow start the home side scored three times inside three minutes and then went on to score another three, but some slack defending throughout the game gave away three goals.

Maud now face Dyce Juniors in the semi-final at Maud on Saturday, October 3.

Maud’s next game away in the McBookie.com Superleague is against Hall Russell on Saturday, September 19, with a 2pm kick-off.

MAUD: Dunbar, Whyte, Alexander, Clark, Simpson, Rae, Barbour, Willox, Fraser, Hale, Barbour, Bremner. Subs: Ritchie, Hall, Thomson, Gauld, Robertson