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Formartine unlucky against strong Culter United side

Written by  Formartine United

 
Fixture: Culter United v Formartine United U16
Competition: Scottish Youth FA Cup - Round 1
Venue: Aulton
Date: 19th September 2015
 
Within a minute of the kick off, Formartine had an opportunity but unfortunately the shot was well saved by the Culter keeper. Formartine continued to create the better chances during the opening 20 minutes of the match, however Culter managed to break the deadlock midway through the first half. Some strong Culter play allowed the midfielder to combine with the striker to break through and score a goal low to the keepers right hand side.
 
Formartine continued to threaten Culter with the midfield combining well and using their pace on numerous occasions to create chances, but unfortunately couldn't convert any of them. Against the run of play, Culter then doubled their lead on the stroke of half time when Formartine conceded a free kick on the right sideline, the free kick was fired in by Culter and flew into the top left hand corner of the goals leaving the keeper with no chance.
 
Half Time: Culter United 2-0 Formartine United
 
The second half seen Culter start the stronger team, with a number of last ditch interceptions from the Formartine back line stopping them extending their lead. At the other end, Formartine continued to create chances and put Culter under pressure, and a long bursting run from the midfield gave the Formartine midfielder the chance to shoot,and his 20 yard shot from the right hand side was turned behind by Culter's Goalkeeper. From the resulting corner Culter broke away and outpaced the Formartine defence to score a third goal to give the home side some breathing space.
 
Culters' 4th goal came as a sucker punch to Formartine as the visitor's keeper raced out to clear a through ball. He did brilliantly to reach the ball first but his clearance hit the Culter player and the ball broke kindly for them to stab the ball into an empty net.
 
Despite the score line, Formartine continued to fight right to the end, and another run from midfield resulted in another 20 yard shot on goal. This time, the Culter keeper was beaten but the ball struck the outside right hand post and was cleared away to safety. With 5 minutes to go Formartine were rewarded for their efforts with a well taken consolation goal. Strong tackling resulted in Formartine winning the ball on the left side of midfield. The wide player broke forward and send a cross into the middle of Culter's box and the substitute made a darting late run from midfield and met the ball with a cushioned header into his own path, he then side rounded the Culter defender and sent a half volley into the back of the net from 6 yards. Overall a very good performance from Formartine against higher league opposition with the score line not truly reflective of the game.
 
Full Time: Culter United 4-1 Formartine United
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