Johnshaven exit cup

Haliburton 3

Johnshaven 1

Johnshaven travelled to Westhill to play in the quarter final of their own Division Cup with only 12 players available for selection.

In the 9th minute Haliburton broke through Johnshaven’s defence and Scott made a good blocking tackle. The ball ricocheted off a Haliburton player and Johnshaven keeper MacLean was quick on his feet and smothered the ball.

A minute later a Haliburton free kick was headed home to give them the lead.

In the 32nd minute a log throw-in by Haliburton found one of their players who drilled the ball low into the bottom right corner to increase their lead.

Just before the half time whistle Ross Blease twice came to Johnshaven’s rescue. Johnshaven made a few tactical changes, which improved their performance in the second half.

In the 48th minute Johnshaven attacked up the right wing. Ross Blease pushed the ball to Jack Dalgarno who hit a shot on the turn to put Johnshaven back into the game.

In the 53rd minute against the run of play a defensive error allowed Haliburton a shot from just inside the box that beat the diving MacLean.

In the 67th minute a Johnshaven free kick from Tringham went through the Haliburton defensive wall but their keeper held.

In the 80th minute Stephen went on a fine solo run up the right wing skinning his man before putting in a cross, which Haliburton got to just before Ross Blease could shoot at goal.

Keeper MacLean also had a couple of good saves to prevent Haliburton increasing their lead.

In the dying minutes Ross Blease found himself in a one on one with the Haliburton keeper. He pushed the ball past the keeper and looked to have been impeded but the referee awarded a goal kick.

Johnshaven: Jarred MacLean, Stephen Stephen, Jack Dalgarno, Steven Scott, Ross Blease, Paul Haggart, Kevin Hector, Scott Beedie, Steven Smith, Andrew Tringham, Stuart Beedie. Sub: David Stephen.