Maud through to another cup final

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stonehaven 0

maud 3

Two Goals from Sean Bremner and another from James Duguid fired Maud into McBookie.com McLeman Cup final.

Maud started slowly but as the game progressed the visitor’s confidence grew and they started to carve out chances.

Barbour’s penalty save was vital at the time along with a couple of more fine saves but the away side carved out some great chances in the second half and only a 15 minutes spell by the home side towards the end had Maud defence stretched.

They stood firm to book a place in the final.

Early on Barbour in the home goal did well to punch clear from a Sulkevicius corner under immense pressure from the home attackers.

Maud took the lead on 39 minutes when Morrice and Duguid played a one-two on the right and Morrice’s cross was missed at the front post by Chalmers but ran through to Bremner at the back post and he made no mistake with the finish. Maud went in 1-0 up at the break.

Stonehaven came close to drawing level when Armstong hit a free kick from 20 yards but Barbour was able to tip over the bar.

After 10 minutes, Kirk fouled inside the box and the ref awarded a penalty.

Shand stepped up to take the kick but Barbour pulled off another fine penalty save.

Minutes later Maud replaced Kirk with Bain and the visitors were awarded a free kick 20 yards out.

James Duguid unleashed a tremendous shot which rifled into the top corner of the net past the helpless Stark to double the Maud lead.

Maud made a second change on 78 minutes with Fraser replacing Morrice.

Fraser made a long run down the right and played a brilliant ball into the box to find Bain six yards out but he scuffed his shot wide.

In the dying minutes Fraser went flying past Pyper down the right and his cross was met by Bremner who buried the ball into the net for Maud’s third goal.