The Young Bucks emerged victorious once more in the “biggest game in town” yesterday as 3 second half goals eventually saw them get the better of the Crock’s. Gary Wright won the race for the coveted no 10 jersey but still only found himself on the bench at the start as the Crock’s opened with 5 across the back. Jonny Reith wore the gloves, Steve McConnachie,Simon Darwin and Neil McCubbin formed a formidable central defence and gave a masterclass in defending with Prince Harry’s “new friend”Alan Aitken and Jeb[the oldest swinger in town]Tyrie as full backs. The mid field trio of Hay,Abercrombie and Mullen brought back many happy memory’s of what once was while the “youthful” pairing of David Summers and Barry Sinclair were giving the unenviable job of chasing everything upfront.
On the bench were Wright,Andy Noble and player/Manager? Rod Kennedy.
For the Buck’s on usual lines and managed by Richard Fearn, Callum [Clangers]Stewart went between the sticks and although they dominated play seldom troubled Reith. The closest they came to scoring was when McCubbin crudely brought down Craig Reid right on the edge of the penalty box and Craig McRae curled his effort onto the bar but the Crock’s more than matched them and fully deserved to get to the much needed break on level terms. The second half was to be fair one way traffic and eventually Graeme Oag managed to find some space and get the better of Reith. Andy Will added a 2nd and somebody else got the third to round off the scoring on what was a very good day for the club.
Man of the Match awards went to Connor Pirie for the Bucks chosen by Fred Stewart and Gary Wright wearing that magic no 10 jersey [much to Mullen’s annoyance] was the Crock’s winner chosen by Head Groundsman Alistair Oag.