Park treble secures cup for Panasonic

The Panasonic team after winning the Ardallie Cup.
The Panasonic team after winning the Ardallie Cup.

Top two teams in the North East Timber Supplies Buchan league, Hatton and Panasonic, fought for the Ardallie Cup, the last silverware of the season.

Panasonic started the better and took the lead on 6 minutes when a Kyle Ritchie cross was put in at the back post by Kevin Park.

At the other end Jay Buchan came close but his shot went narrowly past the post.

Later in the half Panasonic increased their lead with another simple finish from Kevin Park.

For the last 15 minutes of the first half, play went from end to end with both sides struggling to create anything.

Into the second half and on 52 minutes Alan Geddes picked the ball up 25 yards out and rifled a shot over Simpson in the Panasonic goal.

A Ritchie came close after he cut in from the left beating two players but his shot was saved by Anderson in the Hatton goal.

On 70 minutes it was all square after a ball over the top of the Panasonic defence which Jamie McNeill latched onto and he lobbed the advancing Simpson to level the score.

A Gavin Brown freekick was deflected wide for a corner which was easily cleared by Murray.

A quick break by Buchan and he put a ball through to McNeil but Duncan came across to make a last ditch tackle to prevent McNeill getting a shot on goal.

On 77 minutes Panasonic regained the lead after a scramble in the Hatton box, the ball fell to Park who fired in from close.

Hatton had one more chance and it fell to McNeill but Simpson came off his line to block with his feet.

An entertaining game played in all sorts of weather but both teams put on a good show.

The match officials handled the game well under tricky surface conditions.