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Huntly ensure passage after last minute winner after extra time

Mannofield FC 3

Rattray 63, Inglis 72, Morrison 83

Huntly FC 4

Goodall 25, 38, Clark 85, Morley 119
  • Final Result: Mannofield FC 3-4 Huntly FC (AET)
  • Monday, 23 September 2013
  • Harlaw
  • Under 19´s
  • Murray Cup

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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The conditions were certainly on a better note for this week than they were last week with torrential downpours affected the ADJFA schedule, this week it was warm, brisk weather and a cup tie to please the neutral was in stock. Huntly won the game 4-3 with the game providing so much twists and turns with Mannofield pulling the game back after a rallying half time team talk from Filippo Antoniazzi. Huntly got themselves back into the game once extra time began and Mannofield ran out of energy with Huntly netting right at the death.
 
Huntly were the first side to have a shot on goal in a tie that contained so many chances with both keepers putting in good shifts with their reflex type of saves, a Michael Tait deflected effort was parried by Ryan Albin who then gathered up the loose ends afterwards. Tait then tried to set up an opportunity for the visitors when he played through Jamie Goodall however his effort sailed over.
 
The Strathbogie outfit then took the lead with what many will describe as a peach, Goodall sent in a cross and his delivery ended up going into the back of the net from 40 yards with the forward getting a bit of luck in finding the net.
 
Goodall then added to the scoring after a poor mistake in the Mannofield defence led to the black and gold player given time and space before keeping his composure and firing straight into the Mannofield net.
 
  • Half Time:
  • Mannofield FC
  • 0-2
  • Huntly FC
In the 2nd half there was a different Mannofield, a side who were trying to play more football and tried to attack more, this opted for the Mannofield coaching staff to change their formation to 3-4-3, the hosts's first chance of the second half came through a Steven Bruce free kick which just flew over.
 
Mannofield were needing a rub of the green and got it in the 64th minute after a throw-in from Gabs Antoniazzi was defended away by the opposition defence but only came as far as Jack Rattray who found the bottom right hand corner with a low drive giving Ryan Smith no chance.
 
A goal back for the hosts and after that point things started to get a little fiesty with challenges flying in and a dish of yelllow cards being brought out by the referee, there was also a couple of players pulling up with cramp as well as Antoniazzi getting blood all over him as a result of him getting elbowed.
 
With 18 minutes left on the clock, Mannofield got an equaliser after Gabs Antoniazzi who was wearing a different number as a result of his number 10 strip having blood all over it sent in a low ball which evaded the Huntly defence which was met by Daniel Inglis's effort found the top right hand corner.
 
Mannofield created the great escape and got themselves in front with just 8 minutes ticking, a great ball was sent in by Gabs Antoniazzi which was met by Greg Morrison who thundered the ball home to put the hosts into the hot seat, Huntly were to claw there way back into the game though.
 
Huntly were then to make sure there was no home win after a great through ball was threaded by Ian Cruickshank which was met by David Clark who sent a low drive into the bottom right hand corner and Clark earned all the plaudits afterwards.
 
In a bid to get a late winner it wasn't a goal however it was one of the most magical moments in the game. Declan Urquhart, the smallest player on the park, did his bit to try and be the hero for the hosts who sent a 30 yard drive towards goal after it was cleared into his pathway however Smith gathered well.
  • Full Time:
  • Mannofield FC
  • 3-3
  • Huntly FC
In extra time, Huntly had the first chance to get back into the lead again thanks to a Liam Robertson free kick which was cleared away by Steven Bruce with the Mannofield defence beaten.

Huntly pressed again after Kieran Dey played in David Clark who was keen to add to his tally however it just went over. With nothing to separate the teams in the first period it was going to be an interesting end to the game. Huntly had a great chance to take the lead again after David Clark played in Austin Morley who met the ball on a plate with a half volley which crashed right off the crossbar. Morley wasn't going to dread this and he came back to haunt Mannofield. The same two players combined and Morley found the net at his nearest post with a diving header after a great ball in by Clark leaving Albion stranded with Huntly starting the celebrations. Fillipo Antoniazzi said after the game that fitness got to Mannofield and unfortunately Huntly gained advantage to that however the positive sign was they played to their strengths.

Final Result: Final Result: Mannofield FC 3-4 Huntly FC (AET)

Lineups

Mannofield FC
Huntly FC
42. Ryan Albin
22. Steven Bruce
69. Greg Morrison
5. Daniel Inglis
11. Lewis Doherty
10. Gabriel Antoniazzi
3. Ewan Gibson
23. Jack Rattray
4. Rory Watt
9. Glen Smith
7. Declan Urquhart
49. Jordan Gray
16. Matthew Snedden
14. Ross Ferguson
6. Stuart Paterson
1. Ryan Smith
3. Rory Stephen
4. Neal Weir
5. Steven Singer
6. Austin Morley
7. Ian Cruickshank
9. David Clark
10. Joe Davies
12. Jamie Goodall
14. Liam Donaldson
15. Kieran Dey
16. Michael Tait
17. Andrew Paton
18. Liam Robertson
19. William Morrison
20. Niall Young
Star Player
Mannofield FC
Huntly FC
Jack Rattray - apart from having a go at an opposition player at the end of the game, Jack's attitude towards the game was really well and put in a good shift, also bagged himself a goal.
Steven Singer - the tall defender done his shift really well when needed and also organised the defence really well.
Magic Moment
Mannofield FC
Huntly FC
It wasn't a goal however Declan Urquhart one of the smallest men on the park had the bravery to try a 30 yard drive.
Jamie Goodall's first goal was with a bit of luck as it was a cross cum shot.
Club Views
Mannofield FC
Huntly FC
Fillipo Antoniazzi manager Mannofield FC sdaid "We lacked fitness and also concentration and switched off for their winner, we've had some competitive games all season however we've lacked the fitness when required."
Ian Cooper manager Huntly FC said "The 1st half we were really good however we just fell to sleep in the second half, I wouldn't say we needed luck to win the game as before the end Austin Morley produced a good diving header to win the game for us."
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