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Cove pipped by Montrose in Scottish Cup

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Cove Rangers Under 19s


Montrose FC Under 19s

Competition: SFA Youth Cup Round 3

Venue: Allan Park

Date: 14/11/2011
Author: David Reid
Cove Rangers might have beat Ross County in the last round but they were still classed as underdogs going into this match against SFL opposition. In what was always going to be a tight game Montrose won 2-1 thanks to goals from Gavin Hutcheson and Dale Reid with Darryn Irvine getting a goal in between them.

Montrose took the lead in the 2nd minute when Dale Reid blocked Neil Scott's clearance and chipped the ball over Tim Capstick in the Rangers goal.

The Toonsers had a chance to level in the 10th minute when Ben McGregor's corner was just headed wide of the left hand post by Grant West.

Cove got an equaliser on the half hour mark when Danny Anderson charged up the left wing and put in a dangerous cross which was squeezed into the back of the net by Darryn Irvine.

The Allan Park side had a great chance before half time when Danny Anderson's through ball found Irvine but his shot just wide of the left hand post.

Half Time: Cove Rangers Under 19s 1-1 Montrose FC Under 19s

The Highland Leaguers made a good start to the 2nd half and nearly took the lead when Lee Ritchie's through ball found Grant West. His lob over the keeper looked like going in but Matthew Smith in the Montrose goal got back in time to push it out for a corner.

The Gables Endies took the lead in the 57th minute when Adam Stevenson's free kick was saved by Tim Capstick but came to Zak Wilson who passed into Gavin Hutcheson who side footed the ball into the net from 15 yards.

After that it was quite tight with Cove getting frustrated needing to find a goal and the referee's decisions but Cove had a chance in the 65th minute when Lee Ritchie's free kick was just headed wide by Grant West.

As the game was reaching it's conclusion Cove had to press to get a goal that would take the game into extra time and had another chance with 2 minutes left when Craig Buchanan passed into sub Ryan Stewart and the 16 year old let fly from 25 yards but his shot just went over the bar.

And that was to be the last chance of the game and when Bryan Braidwood blew for the final whistle it was to the delight of Montrose players but Cove played their best as always and had a good run in beating Ross County 3-2 in the last round but today wasn't to be their day.
Full Time: Cove Rangers Under 19s 1-2 Montrose Under 19s

Cove Rangers Under 19s
Montrose Under 19s
1. Tim Capstick
2. Neil Scott
3. Craig Buchanan
4. Lee Ritchie
5. Liam Page
6. Johnathan Millsom
7. Danny Anderson
8. Darren Forbes
9. Grant West
10. Darryn Irvine
11. Ben McGregor
12. Shaun Goate
14. Ryan Stewart
15. Darren Holt
16. Fraser Hobday
1. Matthew Smith
2. Owen Bruce
3. Scott Gordon
4. Sean Ferrer
5. Adam Stevenson
6. Brett Hampton
7. Liam Ross
8. Tom Scott
9. Dale Ried
10. Gavin Hutcheson
11. Zak Wilson
12. Adam McWilliam
17. Justin Brough
14. Nathan Brunton
15. Lewis Dunn
16. Matthew Keogh
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