The second half begun with Harmony Row coming out all guns
blazing, desperate to try and get themselves back into the tie, but the
Bonnyton team held firm and refused to offer their opponents a clear sight of
goal, with Stuart Walker working tirelessly in the right back position.
Bonnyton struck what seemed to be the killer blow just
before the hour; Mark Armour did well to work himself into a position on the
right and beat 2 defenders before putting the ball into the box to allow Watt
to poke home and bag his second of the game. 2-0 and against 10 men, it seemed
Bonnyton were cruising to the final.
But back came Harmony Row with a ‘nothing to lose attitude’,
making several changes and taking the game to Bonnyton, creating several
chances in the process but being unable to make the pressure count. They hit
the crossbar from the edge of the box after splitting the Bonnyton defence with
a well-crafted pass, before hitting the post from a difficult angle 10 minutes later.
Harmony Row’s constant attacking left them
open at the back and Stuart Davidson had an opportunity for Bonnyton but his
effort sailed over from 20 yards out. Clear-cut chances were few and far
between; Row had a free-kick from the edge of the box that failed to trouble
Murchie, and the Bonnyton defence did their job well.
The next goal would be vital, but the 10 men of Harmony Row
were starting to tire and with around 12 minutes to go, Bonnyton substitute
Craig Patterson latched onto a superb through ball from arguable man of the
match Stuart Walker to race forward and finish with delightful composure.
The game was effectively over from that point onwards and
despite their best efforts, Harmony Row’s 10 men couldn’t find a way past the
Bonnyton defence and so it is the Ayrshire boys who march on to their second
Scottish Cup Final in consecutive seasons.