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Oban Saints 2 – 2 Echt

Aberdeenshire Amateur Football Association’s only surviving club in the Fosters Scottish Amateur Football Cup Echt AFC will host a replay against a formidable team in Oban Saints at Echt on the 28th January after seeing victory being cruelly snatched away after a wicked deflection 4 minutes from the end of the match at Glencruitten Park.

Saints had taken the lead after 11 minutes through D Campbell after a long clearance by his keeper which had deceived the Echt defence leaving Milne in the Echt goal exposed to a one on one which was converted by Campbell.

There was no more scoring in the first half and Echt had Milne to thank at the restart when he managed to save a netbound shot with his right foot.

Oban were pushing for a second and were unlucky when Kerr curled a shot from the edge of the box just past the junction of post and bar.

Echt finally got a foot in the game from a ball delivered by Wood went over the last defender and a diving header by Presslie beat Douglas in the home goal.

Echt increased their lead in 80 minutes when a flighted freekick into the Saints box was met by Echt’s Douglas who clipped the ball forward and one bounce later he got his head on the ball to send it past his advancing namesake and into the net.

Four minutes from the end Oban pushed everyone forward and were rewarded when defender Craik’s shot in a crowded box was deflected past the despairing Milne.