Middlefield Wasps beat Colony Colts 6-5 on penalties after a 4-4 draw in the first round of the Belmont Trophy in an entertaining match at Balmedie’s Beach Park. In an eight goal thriller it was the lottery of the penalty shootout that ensured victory for the Wasps of the B League against the Colts of the C League.
With just a minute on the clock Middlefield took the look as Alistair Mitchell’s shot from the left hand side of the box found the back of the net to get the hosts off to a fantastic start.
Middlefield looked to add to their lead as Marcelin Helinski’s shot from the left of the box went over the crossbar. Three minutes later Colony had their chance of the match when Jamie Maciver pass found Aaron Bowie, whose shot from the left went wide of the target.
Middlefield made it 2-0 in the 21st minute as Helinski turned outside the box and his shot from the right found the back of the net to double Middlefield’s advantage. Colony looked for a response and two minutes later nearly pulled one back as Jamie Reid’s shot from inside the box was saved by Middlefield’s Matthew Noble to keep the score line at 2-0.
Colony pulled a goal back with five minutes of the half remaining as Murray Liddell’s shot from the edge of the box found the back of the net to reduce the deficit to one and give Colony a lifeline.
Colony equalised just before half time as Connor Macleod’s pass found Scott Beverley who slotted home for the Colts’ second goal in the space of six minutes for the equaliser. Colony could have went into half time into the lead as Macleod’s shot from the right hand side of the box was well saved by Middlefield’s Noble.