Cuminestown lift the cup

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THE first chance of the match fell to Summers but he fired high over the bar. On five minutes a Summers corner was headed just over the bar by McNeill.

The Pensioners took the lead on 12 minutes when a Summers cross fell to Kenny Watson who smashed the ball home.

At the other end a brilliant run by Kirk saw him go past four players but he was blocked by Campbell in the box and the ball went out for a corner which was swung in by C. Morrison only for Norris to head clear.

The same player was played down the right and he cut in and tried to lobb Buchan but the big keeper gathered. Five minutes before half time Cuminestown had a let-off when a mistake on the half-way line let in McKenzie Geddes but his shot went narrowly past the post.

A few minutes before half time Ryan Morrison hit a fierce drive from the edge of the box just wide of the goals.

At the start of the second half Cuminestown levelled the score with a Ryan Morrison free kick which he curled round the defensive wall and into the net. Smith was unlucky not to give Town the lead but was denied by Buchan who made a good stop.

Chapman was next to come close to scoring with a 25-yard shot. Geddes had a left foot shot from the left hand side of the box skim just past the post.

Town took the lead on 72 minutes when Howitt launched a ball mover the Pensioners’ defence and Kirk was on hand to score with the Pensioners claiming offside.

On 80 minutes there was a big penalty shout for the Pensioners when Stephen was upheld in the box but it was waived aside by the officials. The match finished with victory for Cuminestown.

This was definitely a game of two halves with the Pensioners deserving their half time lead and Town being the better side in the second half just shading the win.

It was back to league business for Phd Pensioners later in the week when they faced Methlick and the home side found themselves a goal down in the first minute from French.

Two minutes later it was all-square when McKenzie Geddes levelled. From a corner Billy McNeil header gave the home side the lead. Back came Methlick with a goal from Troup and then the same player scored direct from a corner to give the visitors the lead at half time.

Early in the second half Fergile McGhee hit a thunderous shot from 30 yards which flew past the away keeper to level the scores once more. A Geddes shot was half saved by Burnett but it rebounded to Duthie to tap home the winner. Methlick should have scored one more but French missed an open goal from 12 yards after Buchan in the home goal made a blunder.

Ardallie were up against Cuminestown and the away side continued to fire the goals in and went on to win by 7-1.

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