Galaxy shine brightly to retain the Piggins Cup

Galaxy saw off Hudsons to retain the Piggins Cup
Galaxy saw off Hudsons to retain the Piggins Cup

Fordoun were looking to repeat what they’d done in the Matrix Cup and retain the Piggins Cup.

The first half was a tense affair, Hudsons dominated possession early on without really troubling David Jamieson in the Galaxy goal.

Fordoun had a great chance to take the lead when Craig Thomson robbed a Hudsons’ defender in the box before squaring for Darren Cruickshank who blazed his shot over.

It was boys in green who took the lead when Michael Deans drove forward on the left and fired in a shot which hit the back of the net with the aid if a deflection or two.

Fordoun started to take control of the game after breaking the deadlock but couldn’t add to their lead.

Fordoun were braced for a Hudsons bombardment at the start of the second half and, although it never really came, they did have a great chance to equalise but the effort was sent sailing over the bar.

Fordoun started to play again and added a second from the penalty spot.

Craig Thomson did well to set up Darren Cruickshank and, although his shot was saved, Nathan Keddie had been flattened in the box and the referee awarded a
penalty.

Kevin Hector stepped up and made no mistake in giving Fordoun a two-goal cushion.

Galaxy were in control now and starting to enjoy the occasion. avid Jamieson was assured in goal, the back four looked solid, the wingers were getting in behind their fullbacks, the midfield three were well in control and Craig Thomson was leading the line with aplomb.

However, Fordoun’s bench was nearly as strong as the first 11 and Mark Forbes started to ring the changes keep things fresh.

One substitute was Dean McComiskie and he didn’t take long to get his name on the scoresheet as he expertly held off his defender and fired past the keeper before celebrating with some sort of salute.

The game looked to be over as a contest after McComiskie’s 43rd goal of the season.

Hudsons did get a consolation with the final goal of the game as an attacker escaped the Fordoun offside trap to pull one back but it was too little too late for the Brechiners.

Results

Tuesday April 15 League - Fordoun Galaxy 4-3 Northern Vaults, The Old Bolag 2-6 Hillside

Thursday April 17 League - @Bar FC 0-16 Hudsons, Fettercairn 1-3 Fordoun Galaxy

Sunday April 20 - Piggins Cup Final- Hudsons 1-3 Fordoun Galaxy

League - Fettercairn 0-1 Golf Inn, Hillside 8-0 Lochside United, MCT 4-2 Bervie, The Old Bolag 3-2 St Cyrus

Fixtures

Thursday April 24 League - Fettercairn v Marykirk, Hudsons v Fordoun Galaxy, Lochside United v Bervie

Sunday April 27 League - Bervie v Fettercairn, Golf Inn v Fordoun Galaxy, Lochside United v @Bar FC, Northern Vaults v Hudsons, St Cyrus v Hillside

Tuesday April 29 League - Fordoun Galaxy v Fettercairn, Hudsons v The Old Bolag