Maud fight back to earn a draw in Grill League Cup Final against rivals Hermes

Maud got off to the worst possible start when a mistake by Simpson let in Jack and he made no mistake with the finish.

Three minutes gone and it was 2-0 when Jack beat the Maud offside trap and finished clinically.

Bremner broke on the right and his cross found Fraser but he couldn’t get his header on target.

Barber made a fine run going past three defenders going into the Hermes box but Sweeny came off his line to block.

A brilliant tackle by Clark prevented Smith getting a shot away from inside the box.

A long ball forward was controlled and layed off by Barbour and Brenner’s shot was well saved by Sweeney who got down well to his right to save.

Maud started brightly with Bremner getting a shot from eight yards but it was straight at Sweeney.

Bruce kept Maud in the game with a fine save from a Smith shot.

Campbell brought a brilliant save from Sweeney when the ball broke to him on the 6 yard box. A long ball forward from Bruce found Hale who’s first time shot came close.

Campbell did well making a searching run through the middle but was pulled down by Strachan 20 yards from goal which resulted in Strachan being shown the red card.

Hale sent the free kick past the wall and the stranded Sweeney.

Maud were soon to be level after Barbour was fouled inside the box resulting in a penalty which Campbell converted.

Maud were unlucky not to take the lead when a Barbour shot hit the post and ran along the goal line and out. A break by the home sides Jack who rounded Bruce but Simpson got back to clear. McLachan brought a brilliant save from the away keeper Bruce.

Maud had more chances from a Hale cross then a Campbell cross but there were no takers in the middle.

After some poor defending leading to losing two early goals, Maud hit back in the second half and had many chances to grab a winner buy unfortunately failed to convert any of the chances created.