No cup joy for Buchanhaven Hearts

BUCHANHAVEN Hearts took on Banchory St Ternan in a Regional Cup tie on a glorious day at the weekend.

Hearts were missing a lot of players due to holidays and work commitments and weddings.

Banchory went into attack and took the lead in three minutes when a cross from Carroll saw Allan McRae glance home a header which Bruce almost kept out, but Hearts hit back and Hart won a free kick which he took himself and Jamie Clark nipped in front of the Banchory defence to make it 1-1.

Banchory hit the post when Garratt shot from the egde of the box. Hearts went 2-1 ahead when a corner from Glendinning was just missed by Clark but the ball broke to Ryan Duncan who shot through a ruck of players and into the net.

He should have made it three when put through by Glendinning but he shot agoninsingly past.

Banchory changed their system in the second half and put Hearts under pressure but Hearts broke away and again Ryan Duncan was through with just Irvine to beat but the goalie saved.

Banchory equalised whe a shot from Strachan took a wicked deflection off Sime to send Bruce the wrong way.

Banchory made it 3-2 when a header from Pyper was saved by Bruce but the ball hit the post then hit the goalkeeper and bounced over the line.

Hart should have equalised when he burst through with just Irvine to beat but the keeper again saved. Banchory made the game safe with further goals from Pyper and Watt to make it 5-2 but Hearts pulled one back when McLeod played Stainton who hit a cracking finish past Irvine to make it 5-3.

Hearts had a couple of chances to make it an exciting finish but Banchory held on for a victory which kind of flattered them.

The Buchanhaven boys should have taken something from the game to score three goals away from home to a Superleague side and scorn numerous chances, but then let Banchory punish them in a second half spell of pressure from the home side.

Next game is a first round Scottish Junior Cup tie at home to Dalkeith Thistle. Kick Off 3pm so come along and support your local junior team.

Hearts : Bruce, McLean, Clark, Cunningham, Sime, Abolghassem, Findaly, Glendinning Duncan, Hart, Stainton. Subs : McLeod, Donald.