In strong winds, Musselburgh Windsor returned to Aberdeen for their second Scottish Cup fixture against a North region team, this time facing Banks O’Dee Albion in the quarter-final. However it was the home side who secured progression to the semi-finals with a 3-1 win. Banks O’Dee’s goals were scored by Matt Peters and two by Lewis Brand, while Musselburgh’s goal was scored by Jack Main.
Musselburgh made an early break with Robert Lee McCartney shooting from twenty-five yards and wide to the right but it went wide.
Banks O’Dee pressed forward and Lewis Brand put the ball out to Santiago Rivett. However before Rivett could make a shot, Justin Jordan swept in to put the ball out of play. From the resulting corner, Ben Dalglish put the ball to Gary Livingstone on the edge of the box but he could not get a clear shot at goal.
The visitors looked dangerous in attack and McCartney shot from inside the box but it was pushed wide by Banks O’Dee goalkeeper, Murray Burns. McCartney ran on looking for another chance but it went just wide.
Musselburgh continued to press and Jordan crossed the ball into the box but Adam Clark headed the ball over the crossbar.
Matt Peters set up interchanging play with Brand to press forward but Musselburgh looked strong in defence. Banks O’Dee were awarded a corner taken by Dalglish. He found Livingstone in the box who tried to create an opening for Peters and Brand but Musselburgh cleared the danger.
The visitors were awarded a free kick at thirty yards. Lewis Bowd sent the ball into the box but it was pushed wide by Burns at the post.
Then came a break from Jack Main who laid the ball back for Bowd but Banks O’Dee rallied their defence to clear.
The home side were than awarded a free kick at thirty-five yards. Brand struck the ball well to see it over the defensive wall and into the net to put his side in the lead in the twenty-ninth minute.
Musselburgh pressed forward again, this time through Jordan and McCartney but as McCartney raced into the box, Burns rushed out from the goal mouth to smother the ball. They were then awarded a free kick at twenty-five yards but Main sent the ball into Burns’ hands.
Rivett made another break for the home side and crossed to Brand who shot from the edge of the box but Musselburgh goalkeeper, Nathan Cummings, blocked the shot with his knees to keep the ball out.
The home side pressed once more through Travis Raynard whose shot from twenty-five yards went over the crossbar.
The visitors looked dangerous again through McCartney who drove down the wing and weaved through defenders to shoot from twenty-five yards but Burns kept it out to bring the half to an end.