Mintlaw fall to Longside in the cup

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In the Gordon Leask Memorial Cup Group 1, Longside Thistle entertained the unbeaten Mintlaw FC and it was the home side that won all three points by the odd goal in three.

Scorers for Longside Thistle were Dale McQuaig and Liam Davidson and for the away side was Nicol Davidson.

In Group 2, Balmoor faced Invercairn and the home side were looking to retain their impressive start to the season, but this one ended goalless with neither team getting on the score sheet.

In the other group game New Deer faced Rosehearty Thistle with the home side needing to win by two goals to go through to the quarter-finals.

Five minutes into the game and Scott Milne gave the home side the lead when he lobbed the keeper.

On 18 minutes the same player doubled the home side’s lead. Anderson came close to pulling a goal back but his shot was cleared off the line. Glascoe then made an outstanding save from a Norris header.

Thomson made it 3-0 and it needed an excellent save by Coyle to prevent the home side going further ahead. Crighton then hit the post before Duncan made it 4-0 and the same player scored a fifth.

The visitors pulled two late goals back through Norris and McLaren but it wasn’t enough.

The league would like to wish Mark Beagrie a speedy recovery after he went off injured with a deflated lung after coming on as a half time substitute.

In Group 3, Clinton Thistle were home against Peterhead United and it was a comfortable win for the home side after they netted nine times without reply.

Scorers were Scott Falconer with five, a hatrick from Jamie Martin and one from Darren Batty.

Ardallie faced Clinton Thistle in the final group match and it was the away team that took the lead on 20 minuteswith a neat finish by Falconer.

Across from Reid found Batty whose header found the net to double the visitors’ lead.

Ardallie were unlucky not to pull a goal back but the ball came back off the post. Falconer added a third before he got his hat-trick and then a solo goal from Alan Reid ended the scoring.

In the Deejays Nightclub League Division 1, Methlick faced Faithlie United and the away side proved too strong, running out winners by 5-0.

Dale Allan netted twice and one each from Lee Lawrence, Gary Clark and Daniel Reid.

St Combs entertained Peterhead side Panasonic and with the away side winning by 2-1, the match was abandoned due to fog. The fixture will now have to be replayed.

In the other Division one game New Pitsligo were leading Bellslea by a goal when this match was abandoned due to serious injury to Liam Farquhar. This one also will be replayed.

Bellslea faced Balmoor in a league match and the home side took the lead on five minutes through Liam Rollo.

The same player doubled the Bellslea lead after 15 minutes with a headed goal.

Calder had a great chance to increase their lead but fired wide.

Balmoor pulled a goal back just on half time when a mistake let in Marc Walker who finished well.

The second half started a bit scrappy with both teams cancelling each other out.

With five minutes remaining the home side struck a third to give Rollo his hatrick.

Longside Thistle entertained St Combs in another league match and it ended with a win for the away side by 4-2.

St Combs’ scorers were Mark Fraser who netted a brace and one apiece from Joseph Dollman and David Buchan. Replying for the home side were Craig Murphy and Liam Davidson.

New Pitsligo faced Faithlie United in another league 1 game and this one ended with a win for the home side by 3-1.

Scorers for Pitsligo were Darren Lawson, Luke Reekie and James Cassie and for the away side was Lee Lawrence.

In SoccerWorld Scotland Division 2, Ardallie had home advantage over Elizabethan Link Up and the home side kept up their impressive start to the season making it three wins in a row in the league after they scored four times with reply.

Scorers were Scott Bartlett, Jack Wright, Ross Ingram and an own goal.

The other Division 2 game was between Cuminestown and Buchanhaven FC and this was expected to be a close affair and it was proved right when the match ended with the teams sharing four goals to earn a point apiece.

Scorers for the home side were Shaun Mitchell with a terrific shot from 20 yards and a header from Gary Massie and for the away side was Paul Taylor and Matthew Kendall.

Peterhead United faced Mormond Thistle in a league game and it was the visitors that got their first three points of the season scoring three goals without reply.

Scorers for Mormond were Robbie Wilkinson with a brace and the other came from Alan Anderson.

Invercairn entertained Buchanhaven FC in a league game and it was the home side that took all three points after

winning by 7-2.

Scorers for the home side were Michael Lumsden with a brace and one each from Martin Anderson, Liam Reid, Peter Garden, Ross Davidson and Sean Cowie.

Scoring for the visitors were Wayne Simpson and Ryan Carle.

In a League 2 game Rosehearty Thistle netted another three points after a 4-2 win over Cuminestown.

Scorers for the home side were a hatrick from McLaren and one from Neil Holland and for the visitors were Gary Massie and James Williamson.

The away side had a penalty awarded but Whitecross missed it. In another league 2 game it was a seven-goal thriller between Elizabethan Link Up and New Deer,.

The away side took the lead through Scott Milne but the home side drew level thanks to John MacKinnon.

The visitors then scored three more goals with Scott Milne who scored his second and Gary Thomson and Damie Duncan.

The home side hit back through McKinnon and Whylie but couldn’t find an equaliser.

Fixtures for Tuesday, May 6:

Brucklay Cup Prelim - New Deer v Rosehearty Thistle FC; quarter-final - Elizabethan Link Up v Invercairn; Mormond Thistle v Cuminestown.

SoccerWorld Cup Prelim - Bellslea v Mintlaw FC; Balmoor v Panasonic; quarterfinal - New Pitsligo v Clinton Thistle; St Combs v Methlick (all 7pm kick-off).

Thursday, May 8:

Soccerworld Scotland Division 2 - Peterhead United v Buchanhaven FC (7pm kick-off).

Friday, May 9:

Deejays Nightclub League Division 1 - Longside Thistle v Panasonic; Bellslea v Methlick; Faithlie United v Balmoor; New Pitsligo v St Combs (7pm kick-off).

Soccerworld Scotland Division 2 - Cuminestown v Invercairn (7pm kick-off).

Saturday, May 10:

Deejays Nightclub League Division 1 - Clinton Thistle v Mintlaw FC.

Soccerworld Scotland Division 2 - Mormond Thistle v New Deer; Elizabethan Link Up v Rosehearty Thistle FC (all 2pm kick-off).