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West End 3 – 2 Halliburton

North of Scotland Cup First Round at Hazlehead Academy on Saturday 22nd January

West End were twice behind and fought back against a strong Halliburton team to go through to the next round of the North of Scotland Cup.

The home team forced a corner in the first minute but a poor cross from Bathgate made it easy for keeper Andrews to collect.

In twelve minutes West End’s Shearer had keeper Andrews diving at full stretch to push the ball round his post for a corner.

Halliburton’s first attack came in fourteen minutes with a move down the right by Laing whose cross went over the West End keeper, hit the bar, rebounded to Jaques whose shot was saved by keeper Garden.

A minute later a long throw from Halliburton’s McDonald caught West End’s defence ball watching letting Halliburton’s Andrew Laing head the opening goal.

West End’s Mollison beat keeper Andrews with a shot but referee Donaldson disallowed for offside.

In thirty three minutes another long throw from Halliburton fell to Webster whose shot hit the top of the bar and went out of play.

At the other end West End’s Callum Mollison levelled the score with a header that found the top corner of the net making the half time score 1-1.

Half-time: 1-1

Minutes into the second half Halliburton’s new signing Alan Gebbie beat keeper Garden with a shot from eight yards.

West End levelled the score two minutes later from a free kick headed home by Gordon Hardie.

Halliburton paid the penalty for slack defending in fifty four minutes when their defence did not clear a free kick from O’Rourke and let Mike Cocker score from close range.

There was no further scoring and the final score was 3-2 and West End progress to the next round of the North of Scotland Cup.

Full Time: 3-2

West End: Garden, Gill, Green, Laidlaw, Cocker, Shearer, Bathgate, O’Sullivan, Hardie, Mollison, Rae. Subs – O’Rourke, Hunter, Moir, Barnett, Hulse.

Halliburton: Andrews, Wood, Duncan, Stuart, Young, McDonald, Fulton, Webster, Laing, Jaques, Gebbie. Subs – Morgan, Marlow, Simpson, Duncan, Vaughan.

Referee – I. Donaldson

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