On a windy day at Mineralwell Park we saw the very definition of a “game of two halves” where Stonehaven YFC City took the lead going into halftime, but the turn of the tide was yet to come as in the second half, late drama saw Newtonhill BC take the three points and continue their resurgence in the Spree 16’s A league.
The first half was evidently all Stonehaven. This started as early as the fifth minute as Stonehaven's Lee Taggart drilled a shot but was matched and well saved and kept in the grasp of Newtonhill’s goalkeeper Archie Spence.
Three minutes later Stonehaven's moment of the match occured when a cross from Stonehaven’s Fergus Carnie was met by their striker and Man of the Match Jay Waters in the air who headed it into the keepers path, who parried it back out to Waters who didn’t miss the rebound to make it 1-0 to Stonehaven.
Only two minutes later Carnie got a shot of his own but it was saved well by the Newtonhill goalkeeper who was the Man of the Match for Newtonhill after a stellar performance.
In the 12th minute captain Fraser Jamieson of Stonehaven shot across the face of the goal but misses the target past the far left post.
The lead was then doubled as Ross McGillivray distracted goalkeeper Spence and the goalie accidentally let the ball go past him leaving McGillivray with an open net to make it 2-0.
In the 29th minute a ball from Waters to Carnie saw him one-on-one with the Newtonhill goalkeeper and forces the keeper to pull off a great save.
Newtonhill’s moment of the match saw Stonehaven captain Fraser Jamieson strike a beautiful knuckle ball which was spectacularly saved by the goalkeeper Archie Spence.