Hive and Maud share points

Hive and Maud shared the points this past week
Hive and Maud shared the points this past week

Stonehaven welcomed Maud to Glenury on Saturday on PMAC Superleague duty which also served as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming McBookie.com McLeman Cup semi final.

The Hive started well and had a chance through Workman on 5 minutes but his shot was pushed away by Barbour in the Maud goal.

Wilson had a chance on 8 minutes but his stabbed shot from close range was pushed clear and Bellu could only shoot over with the rebound.

A minute later Bellu had a great chance to open his Hive account when he burst clear but his shot was pushed away by Barbour for a corner.

Maud had a chance within a minute and only a last ditch block from Pyper prevented the ball making its way across the six yard box.

Luke Barbour had a chance on 20 minutes but his shot was well held by Capstick.

On 15 minutes Hive had a chance when Workman’s cross was destined for Armstrong at the back post but the defence cleared the danger.

With just under half an hour gone Martin Shand tried his luck with a free kick and the ‘keeper spilled but there was nobody able to provide a finish.

Armstrong came close on 31 minutes when the ball was switched from right to left and he struck a sweet volley which appeared to hit a hand but no penalty was given.

Maud had a chance on 33 minutes when too much space was given by the Hive defence but Capstick did well to get down to make the save.

Half Time - Stonehaven 0 Maud 0

The hosts started the second half as they had ended the first and Bellu fired a shot on goal which Barbour did well to tip the ball over for a corner.

The resulting corner found MCCALL at the back post and he forced the ball over the line to open the scoring.

Maud had a great chance on 54 minutes when the ball broke loose at the edge of the area after a block from Robertson and Capstick did brilliantly to tip the shot wide for a corner.

Conway’s delivery fell to Luke Barbour who fired past Capstick from six yards to level the scores.

For the next ten to fifteen minutes Maud fashioned chances and forced a succession of corners but the Hive defence just about managed to clear the danger.

With just over fifteen minutes a ball over the top was knocked on by Pyper in an attempt to clear but the shot came back off the side netting.

Capstick had to look alert two minutes later when he was forced into a low save from the edge of the area.

Substitute Watt had a chance on 79 when he cut inside from the right but his shot flew wide of the far post.

Maud came close on 85 minutes when a cross-come-shot bounced agonisingly off the top of the crossbar and out of play.

Stonehaven had a great chance to win the match with the last kick of the ball when they were awarded a penalty following a foul on youngster Bellu however Barbour in the visitors goal had other ideas and dived to his right to keep out McCall’s spot kick and ensure both sides took home a point.

Full Time - Stonehaven 1 Maud 1

STONEHAVEN: Capstick, Goate (Moorhouse) Pyper, Robertson, McCall, Martin Shand (Watt), Workman, Anderson (Berton), Bellu, Wilson, Armstrong

Subs not used: Stark, Knowles

Hive are at home to Maud on Saturday May 10 in the McBookie.com McLeman Cup Semi Final. Kick off 2pm, £5 for adults, £2 children and concessions.

The are looking for match and match ball sponsors for the game, anyone interested please contact Neale Scott by e-mail - stonehavenjfc@hotmail.co.uk