Ten-man Maud unlucky not to win

junior football

Maud JFC 1

Hermes 1

The visitors started well and came close to opening the scoring when a Winton shot came back off the post.

After the first ten minutes Maud started to get more into the game where their slick passing were causing Hermes problems.

A Hall shot was deflected on to the post, a Hale free kick went narrowly over the bar and a Rae shot was straight at Sweeney in the away goal.

From another free kick Sweeney produced a fine save low to his right from Duguid.

Dawson tried a shot from distance but was well wide of the goals.

On 35 minutes things took a turn for the worse for the home side when a poor tackle by Main saw him being sent off.

Maud battled on to half time leaving the match goalless.

Hermes made the extra man count at the start of the second half when a through ball found Stevenson in on goal but home keeper Dunbar made a fine block.

Hermes took the lead when striker Stevenson who appeared to be in an offside position neatly tucked the ball away.

The ten-man Maud side fought back and were causing the visitors problems and drew level on 77 minutes when a Rae shot was deflected off Pirie and Robertson got the final touch.

Maud had a great chance to go in front but Frasers shot was parried away by Sweeney.

The away keeper then made another to fin saves from Bremner and Hale.

Last chance of the match went to the visitors when Nash found himself at the back post unmarked but dragged his shot past the post.

This was an excellent team performance and even playing 55 minutes with ten men didn’t stop the home side creating numerous chances in the second half and must feel a little unlucky not to gather all three points.

Maud’s next game is at home on Saturday, November 15 against Stonehaven in the PMAC Superleague with a 2pm kick-off.

MAUD: Dunbar, Whyte, Hall, Robertson, Main, Rae, Fraser, Barbour, Hale, Duguid, Willox

Subs: McKinnon, Simpson, Ritchie, Bremner.