Albion have, at times this season been notoriously slow starters however manager Robbie Tough must have had some inspirational words ready for the dressing room as the teams found themselves level within five minutes of the start of the second half, Binnie seizing upon Sneddon’s misjudgment from an innocuous looking Albion freekick to slot in from four yards out.
Despite their catalyzing goal Albion found themselves behind only moments later when an inspired Gardiner picked up the ball on the corner of Albion’s area and unleashed a pile driver into the Albion goal leaving an awestruck silence emanating from the stands.
Fernieside must have thought they had begun to close out the game only for the busy Binnie to pop up again, this time unleashing a fierce volley high into the Fernieside net after Sneddon couldn’t make enough of a connection from Albion’s inswinging corner.
Tension continued to mount in a game any supporter would have travelled half the length of the country for but it was not to be for the resolute Albion as the brilliant Adams who had been a constant thorn in the side of Albion’s centre half pairing snuck in to send the deftest of touches over the onrushing Duncan to score a delicious lob and send the away supporters into raptures.
With that Fernieside set the bar and half chance from Clark Scott and Neil Cumming were not enough to claw Albion back from staring into the abyss of defeat and an end to their cup run. Fernieside will have been delighted with their performance so far away from home and have a brilliant Charlie Adams to thank for extending their cup run this year.