Balmoor take the victory in Terry Sutton Memorial Cup

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Invercairn and Balmoor contested the Terry Sutton Memorial Cup final at the weekend.

The match kicked off on a fine sunny night and it was Invercairn on the attack first and earned a free kick out on the left near the hallway line.

G. Patterson Jnr curled the free kick in and it ended up in the net.

Balmoor hit back on 13 minutes when Michael Waddell used his pace to go past Summers who fouled him inside the box.

Mark Walker made no mistake with the penalty to level the game.

Cordiner was played through and it took a good save by Cowe to keep the score level. At the other end a shot by Patterson brought a fine save by Campbell.

Balmoor went ahead on the 30-minute mark when an excellent cross from Webster was turned in by Cordiner.

M. Waddell’s pace was causing the Invercairn defence lots of problems and it was Cowe to the rescue with a save from Waddell.

Invercairn started the second half well and were on level terms on 47 minutes when a corner by Gibb was missed by Campbell and Gary Paterson headed home.

Campbell did well to parry a shot from Gibb wide of the post. A through ball to M. Waddell saw him try to round Cowe who pulled him down.

Once more Walker scored to put Balmoor ahead. Invercairn hit back and were awarded a penalty after a foul inside the Balmoor box.

Campbell made a fine save but Gary Patterson was firstto react to head home to level at 3-3. With time running out Cordiner slid a fine ball to Smith whose first time shot went low into the corner of the net.

Invercairn had a big claim for a penalty denied and then a break by Waddell but he dragged his shot wide.

Last chance of the match fell to Gary Patterson but his header was too high and over the bar. The match ended with Peterhead side Balmoor lifting the trophy.

The match was played in a very good sporting manner and was a brilliant game to watch for the neutral. Man of the match Michael Waddell was brilliant from start to finish.