Ten-man Longside lose to Grange

IN the Buchan Welfare League, Grange United faced league leaders Longside Thistle.

Longside were reduced to ten men on 20 minutes after Bruce Urquhart was sent off.

Grange had a great chance to take the lead when Cordiner did well on the right and his cross fell to Walker at the back post and he headed wide of the goal.

Grange took the lead when a swirling corner by James Watson was miss-hit into his own net by Begley. N Buchan broke free and he rounded the keeper and crossed along the six-yard box but there were no takers.

Turriff kept Longside in the match after he made a brilliant save from a Watson strike.

Grange sealed the three points after Watson was brought down in the box and was awarded a penalty. Ross Mair took the penalty and his strike found the net but Turriff in the away goal got his hands to it but couldn’t prevent the ball going in.

Peterhead Pensioners entertained Ardallie and in a high-scoring game the away side won by 7-2.

Grange United faced Methlick in a league game and the home side won scoring eight goals without reply.

Phd Pensioners took on Buchanhaven Rangers in a entertaining match which produced eight goals ended in a draw both sides netting four goals.

In the first round of the Ardallie Cup Harbour Lights faced Cuminestown and it finished two goals apiece. In a nervous penalty shootout the visitors won by 10-9.

In the Strachan Pharmacy Shield semi-final, Ardallie faced Longside Thistle .

Ardallie took the lead with a goal from Stuart Park. Longside hit back and levelled the score with a goal from Wayne Buchan. Ardallie took the lead again through.

Into the second half and Scott McSeveney levelled the score at two goals each.

Veteran striker Peter Grant put Longside in front for the first time. They increased their lead when they were awarded a penalty and it was converted by Wayne Buchan.

David Fraser completed the scoring with Longside’s fifth goal.

Fixtures for Thursday, July 19:

Strachan Pharmacy Shield semi-final - Methlick v Grange United.

League - Harbour Lights v Phd Pensioners; Buchanhaven Rangers v Ardallie; Longside Thistle v Cuminestown (kick-off 7pm).

Monday, July 23:

League - Ardallie v Methlick; Cuminestown v Longside Thistle; BH Rangers v Phd Pensioners; Grange United v Harbour Lights (kick-off 7pm).