Plenty cup action from Welfare sides

IN the Elizabethan Lounge Cup quarter final, Invercairn United faced Faithlie United for a place in the semis and it was the home side that progress, scoring five goals without reply.

New Pitsligo had to play Panasonic Tavern at Kessock Park due to their park being unplayable. They went on to win scoring three without reply.

The best tie of this quarter-final was between Clinton Thistle and Bellslea. The away started the better and took the lead from a cross by Wemyss and a mix-up by two Clinton defenders left Calder a shot at goal from close range. The home keeper did get a hand to the ball but couldn’t stop the ball going into the net.

Clinton’s first chance came from a Stewart shot which McRobb got down well to save. Clinton drew level on 29 minutes when Slater swung in a free kick from the right and Daniel Smith out jumped the Bellslea defence to head home in off the post.

Clinton took the lead on 43 minutes when a Willie Noble free kick was parried out by McRobb but Malcolm Slater came in to fire home the rebound.

A cross came in from the right and there was a scramble in the box and the ball fell to Calder six yards out but Adams came off his line to block his shot. A break up field by Clinton and Buchan played in Simon Whyte who lobbed the ball over McRobb into the net to seal their semi-final place.

Fixtures for Saturday, January 21:

Scottish Cup third round: St Combs v New Deer; Rosehearty Thistle v Treetops; Clinton Thistle v Westcliff; Buckie FC v Bellslea; Oakwood v New Pitsligo (kick-off 1.30pm).