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Kincorth 1- 0 Echt

1st Touch Premier Division at Kincorth on Saturday 25th September

Echt started full of confidence after a five goal win last week playing down the hill at Kincorth with a gale force wind at their backs. They were first to attack forcing Kincorth’s keeper Valentine to save from McGillvray. As the game progressed neither midfield could take control and slack passing meant the moves broke down in the eighteen yard box.

Kincorth claimed for a penalty when the ball bounced up and hit Day on the hand but referee Lovie waved play on. Echt’s Paterson squandered a good chance when he had only the keeper to beat but put his shot way over the bar. Echt were unlucky in thirty minutes when McLeod made a move down the right and his shot hit the crossbar and was cleared upfield by Barrack.

In thirty five minutes Kincorth went ahead from a corner on the left met by Jamie Buchan at the near post and he headed home to make the half time score 1-0.

Half-time: 1-0

From the start of the second half a move by Kincorth’s Buchan and Hutchins saw Hutchin’s shot cleared off the line by Echt’s Aberdein. In fifty five minutes Echt’s McLeod was unmarked in front of goal but he miskicked and the ball went wide of the upright. Two minutes later Kincorth’s Hutchins’ shot was heading for goal but was stopped by Echt’s keeper’s outstretched foot before being cleared upfield. Kincorth’s Hutchins had a goal disallowed by referee Lovie for offside.

Echt raised their game and started to pin Kincorth back in their own half but could not break down a well organised Kincorth defence. Kincorth’s keeper Valentine was forced to scramble across his goal to push a shot from Graham round the post. There was no further scoring and the result puts Kincorth top of the 1st Touch Premier Division.

Full Time: 1-0

Kincorth: Valentine, Kemp, Barrack, Robertson, Colin Smith, Paul Smith, Buchan, McColl, Harris, Livingstone, Hutchins. Subs – Tte, Wood, Baxter, Stuart, McDonald

Echt: Garden, Daun, Gill, Day, Aberein, Pterson, McGillvray, Leith, Presslie, Kane, McLeod. Subs – Pawlett, Sim, Graham, Roger, Troup

Referee – A. Lovie

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