Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup Final, Formartine United v Fraserburgh, The Haughs, Turriff, Friday 31st September 2022
This was the fourth Aberdeenshire Cup Final between the two sides with the Broch triumphing on the previous three occasions. Ross Aitken went on a good driving run on 7 minutes with his shot ending up just wide. William West found Scott Barbour with a pss into the Formartine box on 19 minutes but his shot drifted wide.
Midway through the half Kieran Lawrence had an efoort just wide of Joe Barbor’s goal after Jonathan Smith’s flick on. A minute later Barbour’s cross was cleared to the edge of the box and Paul Young connected well only for Ewen Macdonald to tip the ball round the post. Young went close again on 26 minutes when West chipped the ball forward to Ryan Sargent who laid the ball off to the Broch midfielder who drove the ball over the crossbar.
Formartine were next to create a chance when Smith saw his near post effort saved by Barbour. In the 38th minute Paul Campbell should have done better when he found space but sclaffed his shot wide. United took the lead on 43 minutes when Julian Wade’s shot was blocked but fell kindly for Scott Lisle who slotted the ball past the exposed Barbour in the Broch goal.
Half Time: Formartine United 1 Fraserburgh 0
The Broch came out swinging at the start of the second half and Barbour saw his shot turned away by Macdonald. On 50 minutes Barbour’s corner from the right was headed into his own net by Aaron Norris under presure from two Broch players. Fraserburgh were sensing blood now and Campbell laid the ball off to Connor Wood on 62 minutes but Macdonald did well to save the winger’s shot
Barbour then curled in another dangerous corner which Bryan Hay volleyed wide. Both side rang the changes in an effort to get fresh legs on the pitch as the game moved to the final fifteen minutes. Macdonald pulled off a brilliant double save on 84 minutes when first he palmed away Jamie Beagrie’s shot from the edge of the box. The rebound fell to Aitken on the right who saw his effort beaten away by the Formartine stopper.
Three minutes from time Smith blazed over from 10 yards out and in stoppage time Matthew McLean received a straight red card for a high lunge on Beagrie.
Full Time: Formartine United 1 Fraserburgh 1
Jonathan Crawford and Kieran Simpson traded spot kicks in the shootout before Wade saw his effort saved by Barbour. Sean Butcher netted for the Broch whilst Mark Gallagher struck the post for Formartine. Campbell put the Broch 3-1 up before Daniel Park scored to reduce the leeway. Barbour then saw his potential cup winning spot kick saved by Macdonald but Cole Anderson couldn’t take the shootout to the final kick when Barbour saved to give the Broch their third success in the competition in the last four years and make it four out of four against Formartine in Aberdeenshire Cup Finals since the North Lodge side joined the Highland League in 2009/10
Penalty Shootout: Formartine United 2 Fraserburgh 3
Formartine United: Ewan Macdonald, Jonathan Crawford, Ryan Spink, Kieran Adams, Matthew McLean, Mark Gallagher, Julian Wade, Kieran Lawrence (Daniel Park 75), Jonathan Smith, Scott Lisle (Stuart Smith 90), Aaron Norris (Cole Anderson 83).
Subs not used: Danail Dimov, Murray Addison, Jack Maciver, Errol Watson.
Goalscorer: Scott Lisle (43)
Fraserburgh: Joe Barbour, Bryan Hay, Kieran Simpson, Paul Young, William West, Paul Campbell, Scott Barbour, Jamie Beagrie, Ryan Sargent, Connor Wood (Sean Butcher 73), Ross Aitken.
Subs not used: Lewis Davidson, Aidan Combe, Logan Watt, Zane Laird, Sam Inglis.
Goalscorers: Own Goal (50).
Match Officials: Referee: Duncan Nicolson, Assistant Referees: Lewis Brown & Robert Mackinnon, Fourth Official: Filippo Mazzoni.
|30 September 2022||8:00 pm||Aberdeenshire Cup (Evening Express)||2022/2023|
|Club||Half Time||Full Time||Goals||Penalties|
KO 50 52 73 85 86 89 FT