Glendale and Kincorth were involved in a Christmas cracker on Saturday as they met in a league clash at Maryculter.
5 goals,4 yellow cards, 3 points eventually going to Kincorth who came back from 2 down and 1 spectacular goal from Neil Innes which will live long in the memory.
Kincorth started the match on the front foot and pinned Dale back in the early stages but controversy erupted in 10 minutes as Callum Stewart raced through only to be hauled back by the Kincorth centre back, Referee Mitchell only brandished a yellow card however much to the Glendale touchline’s annoyance.
Moments later it was Kincorth’s turn to feel aggrieved when their forward brushed Jonny Reith aside to run through and score but the Ref blew for the foul ruling the “goal” out.
From this point Dale settled and drew first blood with a goal straight from the training ground when Angus Cochrane and Stuart Hay combined to fool the Kincorth defence leaving Neil Innes a simple tap in.
Nothing simple about Innes’s 2nd goal however as a moment of sheer brilliance from the veteran defender saw him twist in mid-air and bicycle kick/volley a shot into the roof of the net from 8 yards bringing applause from both sets of supporters.
With Dale seeming in command a lapse in concentration right on half time allowed Kincorth back into the game as a cross to the far post saw the Kincorth winger squeeze the ball home past the helpless Alex Henderson in goal.
The second half saw Kincorth begin to dominate more and more although good defending from substitute Simon Darwin and Innes kept them at bay until the 70th minute when from a corner the kincorth centre back rose highest to nod home the equaliser. Dale’s best chance came on the break but Hay’s touch was too heavy allowing the visitors keeper to block.Glendale were left to rue this chance as with 5 minutes to go a cross into the middle saw Lee Wilkie outjump Darwin to loop a header over the stranded Henderson to complete the comeback and clinch the points.