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Bervie came into this game missing four players owing to injury or unavailability, but they did welcome Gordon back into the starting 11.

After having no game the previous week, Bervie looked slow and a little lacklustre at the outset of this Scottish Cup tie against a team from the division below, but their first chance came after a push on Wood, Webster flighting in a great ball for Duggan but he failed to connect.

Bervie went on to create a number of chances, dominating the first half with Leisk more or less a spectator.

However, despite creating numerous chances no one seemed capable of capitalising, until McLaughlin took a quick throw to Blacklaw who outmuscled the left back before smashing the ball past the keeper in off the far post to give Bervie a slender half -time lead.

Bervie kicked the second half off with clear instructions to keep trying to play football and to keep the ball on the ground, and the second goal came quickly. Leisk was quick to throw the ball out to the impressive Webster who strode forward threading a great ball into Anderson, who played in Duggan to calmly slot past the keeper.

Bervie then seemed to sit back with the midfield unable to take a grip of the game, then a long ball forward was allowed to bounce by three different home players and ran through to the forward who gave Leisk no chance and brought the visitors back into the game at 2-1.

Culter’s fight back was short-lived, though, after Bervie were awarded a freekick around 30 yards back and Webster stepped up and struck a lovely effort into the top corner, giving the keeper no chance.

Bervie had their fourth soon after, Duggan setting up McLaughlin who beat his man and neatly stroked the ball home.

Webster moving into midfield had given Bervie the presence they were lacking and the goals were now coming thick and fast with Duggan grabbing a fifth after a scramble in the box and the ball being cleared against him.

Duggan went on to 
complete his hat-trick shortly after, McLaughlin playing the ball in from the right and 
Duggan calmly finishing again.

Bervie’s seventh came when Karpinski did well to keep the ball in down the right playing in Webster who slotted home confidently from the edge of the box to complete the scoring.

A good result in the end saw Bervie through to the next round of the Cup, however with Balmedie at home in the next round an improved performance will be required to see the home side progress..

Bervie Line up -T. Leisk, D. Avis, K. Webster, K.Gordon (Cpt), A.Wood, D. Blacklaw, C. Thomson, J. McLaughlin, H. Anderson, M. Morris, B. Duggan. Subs:, J. Karpinski, E. Boyd, J. Garden