An injury hit Calderbraes just couldn’t handle Mossend as they romped to what turned out be an easy victory for Mossend in the Inspiresport Scottish Youth Cup.
This was the first competitive match between the two sides but Mossend were already at an advantage with Braes being reduced to 11 players and having no goalkeeper in their squad before the game had even started.
It was a scrappy affair early on with no real chances for either team with Mossend having most of the ball and Braes scrapping to get it back.
14 minutes into the game however Mossend winger Jack Gibson made a mazy run past several Braes players and slipped through Connor McQueen who fired high into stand-in keeper Paddy McVicar’s net.
The game got even worse for Braes 6 minutes later when Aidan McRobert, who had made a promising start to the game, lashed out and kicked Aidan Clements after a 50-50 tackle with the defender.
From here it was a backs to the wall job for Braes, McVicar doing his bit to keep the score down with a fantastic save from Jack Docherty’s low 6 yard drive.
From the resulting corner however Mossend doubled their lead, Docherty this time getting the better of McVicar putting a header through his legs from a cross ball that was delivered by Aaron Minto. It was cruise control for Mossend from here on in and it was 3 before the break, Gibbon’s corner reaching Docherty again whose shot deflected off Braes full Back Declan “Wishy” Kerr’s foot into the net.