It was a game of late drama as Braidhurst came from a goal down to score twice in the final five minutes to beat Airdrie Academy and go progress to the semi finals of the SSFA Shield.
It was a fairly even first half and it kicked off with Airdrie having the first chance of the match straight from the start, Ben Ross was through one on one against the keeper but Ryan Renwick managed to pull off the save.
Braidhurst’s first real chance came with eight minutes played, Dylan Kerr beat his marker down the wing and tried to curl it into the opposite corner from a tight angle but is unlucky as the shot flew past the post.
In an end-to-end first half it was Airdrie who attacked again, Ross saw a chance from range and let fly but Renwick pulled out an equally good save.
Ross was proving to be a real threat coming close on numerous occasions for Airdrie; the Braidhurst defence were struggling to get settled into the match 16 minutes in.
On the other side of the pitch, the Braidhurst attack were linking up well and the build-up play nearly payed off as Robbie Brown was one on one with the keeper thanks to a lovely through ball by Kerr. Brown took his shot early but it was a fantastic save by the Airdrie keeper.
The chances continued to come for Braidhurst, Ross Brownlie came close to burying his shot in the top corner from range but the swerve of the ball took it away from goal.
With 30 minutes played, Airdrie found themselves with the better chances before the break. Aiden Gibb was played through on goal but the onrushing keeper managed to claim the ball before he was able to get a shot away.
The teams would go in goalless and evenly matched at the break. Both having some really good chances and settled well into the game as it progressed in this end to end quarter final.