Maddiston Minis from the CSFA League came away from Aberdeenshire with a place in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup after a 6-1 win over Portlethen SC United. C League ADJFA outfit Portlethen put in a good display and can be proud of their efforts. Maddiston had some brilliant individual performances with goals being shared around the team.
Both sides had chances early in the game, Kieran Dingwall had a good effort for Portlethen denied before Ryan McLung had the ball in the net for the visitors, however the goal was disallowed.
In the search for an opening goal, Portlethen had a bright spell as the game progressed with Ross McLaughlin having an effort on goal saved by Blair Gallagher after the United right back had an ambitious 30 yard effort.
Maddiston took the lead on 18 minutes, Ryan McLung was causing Portlethen all sorts of problems and he beat the offside trap after a good ball and the forward completed a composed finish past Ryan Tocher.
It was 2-0 10 minutes before half time with McLung very much involved again after a great assist by Kristopher Orr found McLung who guided home a fine header into the back of the net. Portlethen then had an appeal for a penalty before the half time whistle when Marshall was bundled over in the area, however the referee withdrew any protests from the strong home crowd.