The first round of the Scottish Cup got underway with a nail-biting fixture between FDS and Fraserburgh Link-Up YFC. With the score tied at 4-4 at full-time and 5-5 after extra-time, FDS secured their place in the second round on penalties. FDS’ goals were scored by Jago Mahoney, Thomas Robertson, and three from Logan Coffey, while Fraserburgh’s goals were scored by Kaiden Mutch, two by Ben Schrader and two by Tyler Kewley.
The beginning of the first half saw end-to-end play, before Kaiden Mutch made a break for Fraserburgh. However FDS held their defence to prevent him from creating any chances.
Thomas Robertson then made a break for FDS with Jago Mahoney running in support. Robertson made the shot himself from the edge of the box but it was kept out by Fraserburgh goalkeeper, Jake Richie.
Fraserburgh then had another chance as Lewis Stephen broke down the wing and lured FDS goalkeeper, Cai Shepherd, from the goal but his shot from wide to the left was wide of the goal. Tyler Kewley then put the ball into space but FDS’ Dillan Griffin cleared. However Ben Schrader took control of the ball for Fraserburgh and shot from 25 yards but it went over the crossbar.
The home side were pressing forward with Mahoney, Robertson and McKenzie Finnie all looking dangerous but none could get the clear shot that they were looking for. The side were awarded a corner in the twenty-second minute. Mahoney crossed the ball into the box where it was cleared by Kier Wilton. However it came back to Mahoney who found the net with his second cross-shot to give FDS the lead.
The visitors rallied quickly, and Schrader beat several defenders with Kaiden Mutch in support. However Schrader made it all the way, shooting from the edge of the box and slipping it past Shepherd to draw level in the twenty-fourth minute.
Fraserburgh continued to press, with Wilton shooting from 35 yards but the ball bounced into Shepherd’s hands.
FDS looked aggressive up front but Fraserburgh held their defence well. Christopher Brander shot from 30 yards, with Finnie chasing to follow through but Richie got there first to deny the scoring chance.
Mutch then made a break down the wing for Fraserburgh, and shot from the edge of the box. The ball came off the post and bounced dangerously close to the goal before FDS scrambled to clear the danger and end the half.