Tower Hearts showed great fight and determination this weekend to book themselves a semi final spot in the TWS Scottish Cup with a 2-1 win over Johnstone Burgh who took Tower the whole way but just managed to lose out after a Graham Boyd winner ended their final four dreams.
The game started off at a high pace which was expected from most watching knowing both sides wouldn't lie down. An early goal could be crucial to calm the nerves of either set of players but with the surface being slidy it took most players time to adjust as some passes were being over hit.
The slippy surface was also making it hard for players especially defenders to time tackles to perfection and this was the cause of the first goal in the game, a silly tackle from a Burgh player outside the box gave Tower the chance to test the away sides goalkeeper, Jamie Boyle stepped up and smashed his attempt through the wall and with a slight deflection the ball ended up in the Johnstone Burgh net giving the host's a very important lead in this semi final tie.
Moments later there was a penalty shout from the home side as a fantastic long ball from the back played through big Tower forward Graham Boyd who's touch lead him to collide with the Burgh keeper who was deemed by the referee to have won the ball.
From the very start of the game the height of big Johnstone Burgh captain Dale Sloan looked dangerous especially from set pieces and this was how the visitors got a goal back. A great free kick from the left hand side was whipped in with pace and not defended properly by Tower this lead to Sloan knocking home at the back post to make the scores level again.
Not long after Sloan's goal he nearly had a second as again Tower Hearts failed to defend a corner properly giving the big Burgh captain the chance to smash home at the back post but Tower keeper Daryll Jones came to rescue diving down to save well with his feet.
Just on half time Tower must have been thinking what have they done to deserve such bad long as a great ball from the left ended in a very scrappy goal line clearance then Graham Boyd smashing the post seconds later, the home side must have felt they could have been ahead at the break but it was all square at Shettelston Juniors.