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Stoneywood SSC 2 – 0 Cowie Thistle

Soccer World Premier Division at Aberdeen Lads Club on Saturday 13th December

Cowie Thistle must be wondering why they went home without any points from today’s game against Stoneywood SSC. They had Stoneywood under pressure for most of the game but Stoneywood’s keeper McLennan made save after save to keep his goal intact.

Cowie’s first chance came in four minutes when Cahill sliced his shot wide of the post. Stoneywood should have gone ahead when Yule rounded the keeper and with an open goal in front of him his shot hit the upright from six yards and went out of play. With eleven minutes gone Stoneywood’s Still forced keeper Stubbs to pull off a great diving save.

Cowie then took charge of the game and their midfield were winning every ball and passing to their strikers who had shot after shot saved by keeper McLennan. This frustrated Cowie but they kept working hard without success. As the game went on the pitch was cutting up due to the torrential rain and the players were finding it difficult to keep their feet and turn and the teams went in level at half time.

Half-time: 0-0

From the restart Cowie’s Fowler made a run down the right and crossed to Nicol who slipped as he was about to shoot allowing the ball to be cleared upfield. Cowie’s next attack saw Nicol’s cross find the head of Cahill but keeper McLennan made the save of the match to again thwart Cowie.

Keeper McLennan was by far the busiest player on the field keeping his team in the game and with ten minutes to go his long clearance found Bathgate on the right who ran ten yards and fired in a shot that beat keeper Stubbs with the ball hitting the inside of the post and going over the goalline. Five minutes later another long kick from McLennan found Still who beat keeper Stubbs to make the final score 2-0.

Full time: 2-0

Stoneywood SSC: McLennan, Middler, Miller, Cumming, Donald, Buthlay, Yule, Cross, Mackie, Still, Bathgate. Subs – Masson, Brown, Johnston.

Cowie Thistle: Stubbs, Odie, Masson, Taylor, Cahill, Riddle, Fowler, Hudson, Adie, Leith, Nicol. Subs – Hart, Cursiter, Davidson, Grant, Day.

Referee – D.Mitchell

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