Three second half goals from Carbrain BC saw them claim the SYFA Central Region Cup in emphatic fashion against Jerviston FC on a blustery day afternoon at Stenhousemuir. An exciting comeback saw the maroon side come back from a two goal deficit to win 3-2.
A first half brace from Robbie Duddy showed that Jerviston were very much up for the fight but Carbrain turned out a near perfect second half performance which saw Lee Whitmore pull one back before setting up two goals for Thomas Andrews in a great performance.
It did not take long for Jerviston to settle into the game. They had the first goal of the game after five minutes through Robbie Duddy. Kian Marshall’s skilful play down the left saw him open space to cross low for Duddy who managed to create space between the centre halves and finish into the near post from six yards.
Marshall was looking to be the man to make the difference for Jerviston but an injury midway through the first half unfortunately cut his promising game short. His team mates more than made up for his absence though when Nathan McConnell’s shot smashed against the crossbar after good work by Duddy down the wing.
Carbrain’s first chance came through Lee Whitmore. Some quick feet from Ryan Rooney saw him nutmeg a player and lay the ball off to Whitmore whose shot from 25 yards went narrowly over the bar.
However it was the team in blue who would strike again midway through the first half to double their lead. Duddy was again the scorer as Matthew Sinclair fed the clinical striker with a ball from the edge of the box, Duddy held up the ball before driving inwards and finishing into the far corner with the ‘keeper left standing.
The team in blue nearly had their third when Sinclair linked up with Duddy again with a ball from the left. Duddy cut through the defence but his shot was stopped by the opposition ‘keeper who spread himself to make a big save for Carbrain which would ultimately prove paramount to their success.