Just outside Aberdeen you’ll find Milton Park, which this weekend played host to a riveting cup fixture between Banchory and Ferryhill. An action packed second half saw Hamish Tubby fire the blues into the lead with a well taken freekick only to see Curtis Kane rule out his well taken opener before Liam Milne saw red for a second cautionable offence. There was to be a further twist in the plot as Sam Smith pounced on a loose ball in the six yard box two minutes from time to secure Banchory’s place in the next round of the Murray Cup.
Forty-five of the ninety were all that counted; the first half’s only real chance well thwarted well by Liam Sadler as he looked alive to come out early and smother a ball when Ferryhill looked through on goal.
The rest of the half was littered with chances mainly from set pieces, Ferryhill’s Joe Mitchell seeing his well taken Freekick cannon off the wall just wide. Ferryhill were left fuming midway through the half as their shouts for handball on the edge of the Banchory box fell on deaf ears, followed by a mistimed challenge from Liam Milne which saw the capable defender booked for his troubles.
Ferryhill had revenge on their minds with Banchory emerging victorious when the two teams last met but just before the half ended Harry Milne looked to have put the Blues in control as he sent a swerving shot towards goal only to be denied by the outstretched arms of Richard Higgins.