Buchan’s Welfare sides in weekend Cup action


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In the Gordon Leask Memorial Cup, group 1, Longside Thistle entertained Bellslea in and it ended with the away side winning by scoring three goals without reply. Scorers for Bellslea were Stuart Whyte, Arron Gall and Daryl Allan.

In another group 1 match Mintlaw FC travelled to face Elizabethan Link Up and the away side took a three-goal lead with goals from Mark Farman, Stuart Park and Martin Smith but the home side hit back with goals from Andy McKay and John MacKinnon but couldn’t find an equaliser leaving Mintlaw with two fine wins in the group.

In group 2, Invercairn faced neighbours St Combs and it was a goalless first half but the visitors took the lead two minutes into the second half with a goal from Adam Ritchie then four minutes later the away side doubled their lead when Colin Hendry fired in.

The home side pulled one back through Matthew West with 15 minutes remaining but the away side held on to get the win.

Cuminestown faced Peterhead United in group 3, and both teams got off the mark with the match ending 2-2.

Scoring for the home side was Fraser Williamson and David Kran and for the visitors was Michael Ure and Ewan McLeman.

In group 4, Panasonic faced Methlick and it was a close affair with the home side making it two wins out of two after they won with the only goal of the game coming from Jake Leslie on 61 minutes.

Buchanhaven FC faced Faithlie United and it ended with a comfortable win for the away side by 6-1. Scorers for Faithlie were Fraser Anderson, Matthew Garden, Martin Buchan, Chris Grieve, Mark White and Lee Lawrence and replying for the home side was Wayne Simpson.

In the SoccerWorld Scotland Division 2, Mormond Thistle entertained Rosehearty Thistle and at one stage it was 2-2 but in the second half Rosehearty with the wind behind them went goal crazy and ran out comfortable winners y 11-2.

Scorers for the away side were Marc McLaren and Neil Holland, both netting hatricks. Ryan MacDonnell scored a brace and there was one apiece from Josh Tomlinson, David Anderson and Ryan Cook .For the home side were Jake Sherwood and Neil Thomson.

In the Scottish Cup semi-final Balmoor faced The Bank from Alloa. The match kicked of in blustery conditions. Bank were the better team in the first ten minutes creating two chances but no goals.

The home side’s Waddell headed wide after 15 minutes and the away keeper made a fine save. An AJ Buchan shot from 25 yards went well over the bar. The Bank took the lead on 30 minutes from the penalty after the home side keeper fouled inside the box.

On 40 minutes Balmoor drew level when a cross from Waddell was deflected into his own net by a Bank defender.

Into the second half and Bank took the lead on 50 minutes when a looping header from the edge of the box was misjudged by Alexander in the home goal who let it go under the bar. Bank made it 3-1 on the hour mark with a good finish from the edge of the box.

Balmoor pushed forward in the last 15 minutes and pulled a goal back on the 90-minute mark through Walker but Bank held on to reach the final.

Results as follows:

Gordon Leask Memorial Cup group 1 - Longside Thistle 0, Bellslea 3; Elizabethan Link Up 2, Mintlaw FC 3.

Group 2 - Invercairn 1, St Combs 2.

Group 4 - Buchanhaven FC 1, Faithlie United 6.

SoccerWorld Scotland Division 2 - Mormond Thistle 2, Rosehearty Thistle AFC 11.

Deejays Nightclub Division 1 - Panasonic 1, Methlick 0.

Scottish Cup semi-final-Balmoor 2, The Bank 3.

Fixtures for Thursday, April 17:

Gordon Leask Memorial Cup Group 4 - Methlick v Panasonic (kick-off 6.45pm).

Friday, April 18:

Gordon Leask Memorial Cup Group 1 - Elizabethan Link Up v Longside Thistle; Bellslea v Mormond Thistle.

Group 3 - New Pitsligo v Cuminestown.

Group 4 - Buchanhaven v Panasonic (kick-off 6.45pm)

Saturday, April 19:

Gordon Leask Memorial Cup Group 2 - Invercairn v New Deer; St Combs v Rosehearty Thistle.

Deejays Nightclub Division 1 - Mintlaw FC v Balmoor (kick-off 6.45pm).

Monday, April 21:

Deejays Nightclub League - Methlick v Panasonic (kick-off 7pm).