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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 15:11

Norries hit top gear to cruise past Fife Southern

Written by  Maggie Adam
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Norrie McCathies
Fife Southern
U15 Fife Cup - Quarter Final
On a terrible day for football, (the loss of a young fife player last week), 2 teams put on a brave face and got down to business. Second tier Norrie McCathies hosted top flight outfit Fife Southern, looking for a cup upset.

Norrie McCathies have had a stop start season so far in Division 2 so playing in a quarter final against a team a league above them was enough to bring them flying out the blocks. Norries were playing into a very strong wind in the first half, but managed to get the ball down and play some lovely passing football, which produced the first goal from Blair Denkaat. A great 1-2 on the edge of the box with Sam Mormon and James Rennie produced a great effort which the goalkeeper saved well but there was Denkaat who happpily pounced on the goalkeeper's save to put the Norries 1 nil up. Norries' tails were up!

Norries' midfield were by now running things with Jack Moffat and Reece Bernard playing some great football. Bernard found Jack Ritchie, with a great through ball, which Ritchie smashed into the top corner giving the keeper no chance.

Fife Southern got to grips with it coming more into the game towards the end of the first half. Twice they beat the offside trap only for the Norries keeper Kenan Lewis to produce two point blank saves, keeping it 2 nil at half time.

Half Time: Norrie McCathies 2-0 Fife Southern

Into the second half, and the wind at their backs, Norries relaxed. But it was Fife Southern who looked the more likely. Pushing hard to get themselves back in the game, but the Norries defence held firm and hit them on the break with a great ball out of defence from captain Andrew Austin finding James Rennie who sprung the offside trap, drew the keeper and very unselfishly squared the ball to Callum Foster who kept his nerve to smash the ball into an empty net. 3-0.

Although Fife Southern kept pushing, it was the Norries who scored the final goal of the game. A great corner whipped to the back post and there was sub Sean Crawford to score his first goal for the Norries.

No way back for Fife Southern and a well deserved 4-0 win to take them to the semi finals. Again facing a first division team in Glenrothes Strollers on the 20th April.
Full Time: Norrie McCathies 4-0 Fife Southern


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