It was Scottish Cup day in Inverurie where Colony Park and Ayrshire Rosebank United contested against each other. The magic of the cup certainly came to Inverurie and put up a thriller in which the hosts came out on top winning by four goals to three. Ayrshire made sure they were prepared for the match properly by staying in Aberdeen last night.
Colony sailed into a four goal lead inside the opening 30 minutes however fair credit to Rosebank for showing fighting spirit to get themselves back into the game and make sure that it wasn't a walk over for the Inverurie outfit. The magic of the cup certainly came to Aberdeenshire, this game was a fantastic game for the neutral.
Ayrshire had the first notable effort of the game after a great ball was swung in by Ben Dixon which was met by the head of Chris Easton whose header just flashed wide of the right hand post. Both sides went for it right from the start, exactly how a Scottish Cup tie should be fought out.
It was the Inverurie outfit who got the breakthrough after 5 minutes when a great through ball from Adam Harper played in William Hutchison whose effort was only parried by Jack Borthwick and Ben Pratt was at the right place at the right time to put Park in front. Just the start that the hosts had required.
Colony were hunting for more and it wasn't long before the hosts were celebrating again. Connor Killoh spotted a negative in Ayrshire's defense and dribbled the ball towards the box before drilling home Colony's 2nd.
The Inverurie outfit then made it 3-0 on 18 minutes when a great ball found Harper who banged the ball past Borthwick. This goal was to be a crucial moment in the game maintained Colony's great start to the game that they had created.
Harper then picked up his 2nd to make sure it was four to the good for the Park with a solo effort after another great ball in. What was great about the hosts this afternoon was the way that they played football and also the way that Colony cut through the Rosebank defence. It was great to see for those who witnessed the game.
Ayrshire got a goal back with the last kick before the interval after a good delivery in by Easton was nodded into his own net by Taylor Chapman. It was slightly unfortunate for the Chapman who tried his hardest to clear the ball away from his own area however the pace of the ball being swung in meant that it was hard to clear away.