The 2nd round of the Kenny MacLean Cup saw Currie FC take on Cramond FC in a very closely contested tie. Cramond raced into a three goal lead only for Currie to reduce the deficit after half time but Cramond held on for the win.
The game kicked off and immediately it was Cramond who were on the attack. After some sustained pressure resulted in a corner they took the lead when Ben Uwandu swept in the cross at the near post.
Currie had almost no time to recover before they were two goals down. Mark McCartney curled a free kick over the wall only to see Jack Adams in the Currie goal save it low to his right. However, there was nothing he could do to stop Mark Manclark scoring from the follow up.
The second goal sparked Currie into life and they came very close to reducing the arrears. The ball broke to Kyle Hepplewhite who made a beeline for the Cramond goal and unleashed a powerful shot which beat Murray Brown in goal but unfortunately for Currie also beat the far post.
The match was opening up and Cramond responded with a chance of their own. The ball was played in behind excellently by Manclark for Paul Clarke who fired his shot across goal but just wide of the post.
It was end to end stuff now and Currie pushed forward in search of a goal to get back into the game. An excellent passing move in midfield allowed Robert Tully space to forage down the left wing but his pacey cross was well cut out by Brown in the Cramond goal.
You sensed that another goal was coming and it was Cramond who added to their tally. Another great ball through from Manclark released McCartney who nipped in in front of the keeper to prod the ball round him before rolling the ball into the net. A really well worked move and a composed finish.
Cramond were in control as the half time whistle went and looked good for their three goal lead. Currie showed that they were capable of causing problems but they had it all to do in the second half if they were to come out on top.