Luthermuir held to a draw in cup

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Luthermuir eventually managed to get this Scottish Cup tie to go ahead at the fourth attempt following bad weather over the last few weeks.

Luthermuir hadn’t played a game since November 19 but started brightly and created the first chance in four minutes. Wands played the ball out wide to Cruickshank who ran down the wing and slipped the ball inside to Anderson who created space on the edge of the box but saw his shot saved by the keeper.

Luthermuir scored a minute later. Slesser whipped in a corner and the ball fell to Murdoch Anderson who slotted home from five yards.

In seven minutess a great ball by Reid to Greig created another goal scoring chance but the keeper pushed his shot round the post.

In nine minutes a ball played down the right released Greig and his inch perfect cross was met by the unmarked Anderson but his header went just wide.

In 21 minutes Cruickshank sent in a free-kick which was headed just over by Anderson. Within a few minutes another great pass from Reid to Anderson saw him get a shot on target but the keeper saved for a corner. Cruickshank took the corner and Anderson flicked on at the near post and the ball was cleared.

Slack play allowed a Uni player to beat four men players and cut along the byline and his pass was slotted home for 1-1.

Slesser lifted a free-kick over the wall and the keeper tipped it round the post for a corner.

The final chance of the half fell to Ellis. Cruickshank crossed to the back post and Ellis shot at the keeper.

In 50 minutes Greig was hacked down by a defender 25 yards out and from the free kick Anderson shot just over.

A corner was whipped over by Cruickshank and there was a scramble in the box and twice the ball was cleared off the line by the Uni defence.

In 77 minutes another great run down the wing by Greig created another chance as he cut his pass back to Reid who swung over a great ball to the back post for Cruickshank to head just wide.

Luthermuir had pressed their opponents all afternoon but could not kill them off and will face a trip to Strathclyde this Saturday for the replay, with the winners having a home tie against Greenock HSFP AFC.

Man of the Match was Stephen Greig.

Luthermuir: Wands, Miller, Young, Duff, Morrison (R Darar), Cruickshank, Reid, Ellis, Slesser (Bremner), Greig, Anderson. Subs: Chalmers, Robertson, Simpson.