Glendale crashed out of the Association Cup at the first time of asking but not without a fight in a cracking cup tie against St Laurence at Laurencekirk on Saturday. Dale showed only two changes from the previous week with Alex Henderson getting a rare start in goal and Andy Will replaceing Sutherland in mid field and Glendale again came racing out of the blocks with some slick football and took the lead in 12 minutes in spectacular fashion. Will floated a corner kick back to Ryan McRae 20 yards from goal and his 1st time volley found it’s way through a ruck of players to find the net. A case of great goal mate shame about the pink boots! Michael Thomson and Lewis Brown had a strangle hold of mid field as Dale dominated but the host’s found a way back into the game when GAULD tumbled in the box for a soft looking penalty the same picked himself up to score from the spot. Dale had no one to blame but themselves for the 2nd just before the break when they failed to deal with a long ball and GAULD ran through to score past Henderson. H.T 2-1
The fan’s had barely returned to their seats after the break when Dale conceded again when Paton crossed for Hay to score with the Dale defence awol and for a period St Laurence dominated but on 65 minutes Mark Robb found space on the right and he picked out the onrushing LEWIS BROWN to stoop and head past Easton. The quality of goals continued in keeping with the game in general when TAYLOR stepped onto a loose ball 20 yards from goal and fired an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net to put his side 4-2 up. Glendale refused to lie down and substitute JAMES McMAHON swivelled and drove a shot beyond Easton and give Dale hope. Then with the last kick of the 90 18 year old McMAHON became an instant hero by again firing home a loose ball from 8 yards to equallise. F.T 4-4
Extra time came and went without any more scoring although McMahon thought he had grabbed the winner only to be judged marginally offside while Henderson produced a fine stop to deny Cruickshank but once again Glendale faced a penalty decider and while Innes,Buchan,the McRae brother’s and Thomson all converted Brown and James McMahon missed as did the unfortunate Alex McMahon to send St Laurence through.
R McRae Innes A McMahon C McRae
Pirie Thomson Brown Will
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