For their fifth round Scottish Cup tie, Dyce BC and Spartans Reds braved the cold and soggy conditions. Spartans secured their quarter-final place with a 7-2 win, with goals from Chad Barclay, Lewis Bright and five from Josh Currie, while Dyce’s goals were scored by Kacper Lewecki and Rhys Clark.
Dyce looked dominant in the opening passages of play, with Josh Byres and Kacper Lewecki both driving forward for the home side. However the opening chance of the game fell to Spartans, with Chad Barclay pressing forward and shooting from twenty-five yards, only for his shot to go wide.
The home side were soon pressing again, with Byres, Lewecki and Jack McKenzie exchanging passes and reaching the box but Barclay was able to clear before they could take advantage of the chance that they had created.
Spartans’ Josh Currie then showed off his pace, as he weaved through the Dyce defence and shot from just inside the box. However the ball curved wide and Dyce had the chance to rally their defences.
Dyce had a corner which Byres crossed into the box but Lewecki headed the ball over the crossbar. A second corner by Byres also reached the box but was tapped wide.
Spartans were then awarded a corner at the other end, but Dyce were able to clear and Lewecki drove the ball forward and shot from the edge of the box. However Spartans goalkeeper, Miko Komocki, kept it out and Spartans rallied their defence.
The visitors exchanged a great series of passes to return play to the other end and Currie crossed the ball into the box for Barclay who slipped it past Dyce goalkeeper, Harry Cowie, in the fifteenth minute.
Taking inspiration from their score, Spartans continued to press and Currie drove forward but his shot from just outside the box went just wide. However the visitors continued their assault on the goal, with Barclay shooting from the edge of the box. Cowie knocked it away before Lawson McConnell tried to send it in but Lewecki headed it clear from the line.
End to end play ensued before Currie broke through the defence and into the box to slip it past Cowie into the bottom corner of the net in the twentieth minute.
Once again, end to end play ensued and Dyce looked dangerous with Byres, Lewecki and McKenzie setting up interchanging play to press forward but Spartans were looking strong in defence and closed down Dyce’s attacks.
In the thirtieth minute, Spartans were awarded a corner which was crossed into the box. Although Dyce’s defence tried to clear, Currie headed the ball into the net to increase his side’s lead.
As Dyce won a corner at the other end, Byres offered a short pass to Lewecki who passed it back for Kyle Murphy. However Murphy’s shot from twenty-five yards was wide.
Spartans tried one more attack. Currie beat the defence and shot from the edge of the box but Cowie pushed it wide and Lewecki cleared to bring the half to an end.